Mr Donald Rutherford

Lecturer in Economics

  • School of Economics

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Room 1.06
31 Buccleuch Place

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Donald Rutherford was educated at Oxford University. After a short sojourn in the City of London as an investment analyst and financial journalist he came to Edinburgh University.

A wide range of teaching has enabled him to acquire an extensive knowledge of economics, the basis for a dictionary of economics and other reference works.

His principal interest is the history of economic thought, especially Scottish economics.


Selected publications

  • Routledge Dictionary of Economics, 3rd edition (2012). Routledge.
  • `In the Shadow of Adam Smith' (2012). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • `Malthus and three approaches to solving the population problem', Population (2007) 62: 213-37.
  • Economics: The Key Concepts (2007). Routledge.

Research summary

  • History of economic thought
  • Scottish economics
  • US and UK economic policy