Adam Smith: The Grandfather Of Economics


Mark Cartwright
by Economics Explained
published on 30 November 2023

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This is Adam Smith. Adam Smith was a Scottish philosopher and author who is probably best known for writing a book titled “An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of … The Wealth of Nations!”

This book effectively marked the beginning of economics as an academic discipline as Adam Amith, (now heralded as the father of economics) laid the foundation for economic rules and principles that guide decision making the world over.


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Explained, E. (2023, November 30). Adam Smith: The Grandfather Of Economics. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Explained, Economics. "Adam Smith: The Grandfather Of Economics." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 30, 2023.

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Explained, Economics. "Adam Smith: The Grandfather Of Economics." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Nov 2023. Web. 27 May 2024.