Books By: Ricardo, David

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Biographical Miscellany

Biographical Miscellany By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

This volume is a collection of personal correspondence and first-person recollections that focus on Ricardo’s life outside of his political economic endeavors. These missives concern the aspects of Ricardo’s life that surround his character, his amiable and generous nature, his successful business dealings, and his personal relationships.

General Index

General Index By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

The last volume of this collection is a comprehensive index to the previous ten volumes of The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo. It gives students, academics, and researchers a single unified source for locating Ricardo’s many contributions to economics. The index is designed to help readers trace their topics of interest through all of Ricardo’s writings, his speeches, and his bilateral correspondence with such luminaries as James Mill, T. R. Malthus, Jean-Baptiste Say, Jeremy Bentham, and Maria Edgeworth.

Letters

Letters 1810–1815 By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

David Ricardo was born in London in 1772. His father, a successful stockbroker, introduced him to the Stock Exchange at the formative age of fourteen. During his career in finance, he amassed a personal fortune which allowed him to retire at the age of forty-two. Thereafter, he pursued a political career and further developed his economic ideas and policy proposals. A man of very little formal education, Ricardo arguably became, with the exception of Adam Smith, the most influential political economist of all time.

Letters

Letters 1821–1823 By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

David Ricardo was born in London in 1772. His father, a successful stockbroker, introduced him to the Stock Exchange at the formative age of fourteen. During his career in finance, he amassed a personal fortune which allowed him to retire at the age of forty-two. Thereafter, he pursued a political career and further developed his economic ideas and policy proposals. A man of very little formal education, Ricardo arguably became, with the exception of Adam Smith, the most influential political economist of all time.

Letters

Letters 1819–1821 By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

This period of Ricardo’s life witnessed his entrance into Parliament as a member of the House of Commons where he became an influential advocate of free trade through his opposition to Britain’s restrictive “Corn laws.”

Letters

Letters 1816–1818 By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

David Ricardo was born in London in 1772. His father, a successful stockbroker, introduced him to the Stock Exchange at the formative age of fourteen. During his career in finance, he amassed a personal fortune which allowed him to retire at the age of forty-two. Thereafter, he pursued a political career and further developed his economic ideas and policy proposals. A man of very little formal education, Ricardo arguably became, with the exception of Adam Smith, the most influential political economist of all time.

Notes on Malthuss Principles of Political Economy

Notes on Malthus’s Principles of Political Economy By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

David Ricardo and T. R. Malthus shared an endearing friendship despite a contentious divergence of opinion on many political economic issues. This volume contains the formal remnants of their differences. Ricardo analyzes, issue-by-issue, his points of divergence to Malthus’s Principles of Political Economy. Malthus’s contributions to political economics generally concern his bleak forecast that a geometrically growing population would surpass the arithmetically growing capacity of essential natural resources.

On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation

On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation provides analysis of the allocation of money between capitalists, landowners, and agricultural workers in Britain. Through this analysis, Ricardo came to advocate free trade and oppose Britain’s restrictive “Corn laws.” Here are his classic commentaries on certain points of contention and divergence with the political economic writings of Adam Smith and T. R. Malthus.

Pamphlets and Papers

Pamphlets and Papers 1809–1811 By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

This volume focuses on Ricardo’s shorter essays printed in the Morning Chronicle, which deal exclusively with his thoughts on the inflationary monetary policy of the Bank of England and Britain’s consequent Bullion Crises. In these essays, the genesis of Ricardo’s theory of “hard money” emerges as a tool to hedge against inflation using metallic currency. The Bullion Committee, created by the House of Commons in 1819, subsequently adopted his recommendations. His writings here gave rise to the currency school of hard money.

Pamphlets and Papers

Pamphlets and Papers 1815–1823 By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

This volume contains a collection of assorted short essays written for publication in the latter part of David Ricardo’s life from 1815 to 1823. These essays include: “An Essay on the Influence of a low Price of Corn on the Profits of Stock” (1815), “Proposals for the Economical and Secure Currency” (1816), “Funding System” (1820), “On Protection to Agriculture” (1822), and “Plan for the Establishment of a National Bank.”

Speeches and Evidence

Speeches and Evidence By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

Speeches and Evidence contains the texts of Ricardo’s numerous speeches. It consists of his speeches given in the House of Commons and evidentiary advocacies before Parliamentary committees.

Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo The

The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb

Economics

David Ricardo was born in London in 1772. His father, a successful stockbroker, introduced him to the Stock Exchange at the formative age of fourteen. During his career in finance, he amassed a personal fortune which allowed him to retire at the age of forty-two. Thereafter, he pursued a political career and further developed his economic ideas and policy proposals. A man of very little formal education, Ricardo arguably became, with the exception of Adam Smith, the most influential political economist of all time.