Nicholson, J. S (1850.11.9-1927.5.12)
Birthplace Wrawby, Lincolnshire, England.
Posts Held Prof. Polit. Econ., Univ. Edinburgh, 1880-1925.
Degrees MA Univ. London; DSc Univ. Camb.
Offices and Honours Fellow, BA.
Publications Books: 1. Money and Monetary Problems (1888); 2. Principles of Political Economy , 3 vols (1893-1901); 4. History of the English Corn Laws (1904); 5. War Finance (1918); 6. Inflation (1919); 7. The Revival of Marxism (1920).
Career His published work was largely directed at students, while his articles, collected in volumes such as War Finance , were directed at the general public. His economics was inspired by Adam Smith and by moral and philosophical considerations. His later works make use of statistical and historical data and are mainly concerned with contemporary issues.
Secondary Literature W. R. Scott, `Obit.: Joseph Shield Nicholson', Economic Journal , 37, Sept. 1927.
The British Econmists (socsci.mcmaster.ca) The Cambridge Modern History, vol. 10, 1907
The British Econmists (ecn.bris.ac.uk) The Cambridge Modern History, vol. 10, 1907
The British Econmists (unimelb.edu.au) The Cambridge Modern History, vol. 10, 1907
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