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Bagehot, W (1826.2.3-77.3.24)

Birthplace Langport, Somerset, England.
Post Held Banker; Ed., The Economist, 1861-77.
Degrees BA, MA Univ. London, 1846, 1848.
Publications Books: 1. Collected Works of Walter Bagehot, ed. N. St John-Stevas, vol. 9-11 (1966-78).
Career Chiefly known for his analysis of government in The English Constitution (1865-7). In his contributions to The Economist and in Lombard Street (1873), however, he developed a theory of central banking which highlighted the role of the Bank of England in maintaining confidence in the banking siystem. A posthumous volume of Economic Studies (1880) was all that existed of a projected treatise on political economy. His aim was to move away from the more abstract side of economics and to place emphasis on the importance of cultural and sociological factors in economic analysis.
Secondary Literature N. St John-Sthvas, Walter Bagehot: a Study of His Life and Thought (The Economist, Indiana Univ. Press, 1959); H. S. Gordon, `Bagehot, Walter. Economic contributions', International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences , D. L. Sills (ed.) (Macmillan and Free Press, 1968), vol. 1.



A New Standard of Value (socsci.mcmaster.ca) The Economist, November 20, 1875, reprinted in the Economic Journal, volume 2,1892
A New Standard of Value (ecn.bris.ac.uk) The Economist, November 20, 1875, reprinted in the Economic Journal, volume 2,1892
A New Standard of Value (unimelb.edu.au) The Economist, November 20, 1875, reprinted in the Economic Journal, volume 2,1892
Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market (socsci.mcmaster.ca)
Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market (ecn.bris.ac.uk)
Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market (unimelb.edu.au)


Other Information
Principles of Political Economy, with some of their applications to Social Philosophy. By J. S. Mill. (socsci.mcmaster.ca) The Prospective Review, vol. IV, 16, 1848, pp.. 460-502
Principles of Political Economy, with some of their applications to Social Philosophy. By J. S. Mill. (ecn.bris.ac.uk) The Prospective Review, vol. IV, 16, 1848, pp.. 460-502
Principles of Political Economy, with some of their applications to Social Philosophy. By J. S. Mill. (unimelb.edu.au) The Prospective Review, vol. IV, 16, 1848, pp.. 460-502


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