David Ricardo

  • the right honourable

    david ricardo
    portrait of david ricardo by thomas phillips.jpg
    portrait of david ricardo by thomas phillips, circa 1821. this painting shows ricardo, aged 49, two years before his death.
    member of parliament
    for portarlington
    in office
    20 february 1819 – 11 september 1823
    preceded byrichard sharp
    succeeded byjames farquhar
    personal details
    born(1772-04-18)18 april 1772
    london, england
    died11 september 1823(1823-09-11) (aged 51)
    gatcombe park, gloucestershire, england
    nationalitybritish
    political partywhig
    spouse(s)
    priscilla anne wilkinson (m. 1793⁠–⁠1823)
    children6 children, including david the younger
    profession
    • businessman
    • economist
    academic career
    school or
    tradition
    classical economics
    influencessmith · bentham
    contributionsricardian equivalence, labour theory of value, comparative advantage, law of diminishing returns, ricardian socialism, economic rent[1]

    david ricardo (18 april 1772 – 11 september 1823) was a british political economist, one of the most influential of the classical economists along with thomas malthus, adam smith and james mill.[2][3]

  • personal life
  • parliamentary record
  • death and legacy
  • ideas
  • ricardian theory of international trade
  • ricardian equivalence
  • influence and intellectual legacy
  • publications
  • references
  • external links


David Ricardo
Portrait of David Ricardo by Thomas Phillips.jpg
Portrait of David Ricardo by Thomas Phillips, circa 1821. This painting shows Ricardo, aged 49, two years before his death.
Member of Parliament
for Portarlington
In office
20 February 1819 – 11 September 1823
Preceded byRichard Sharp
Succeeded byJames Farquhar
Personal details
Born(1772-04-18)18 April 1772
London, England
Died11 September 1823(1823-09-11) (aged 51)
Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)
Priscilla Anne Wilkinson (m. 1793⁠–⁠1823)
Children6 children, including David the Younger
Profession
  • Businessman
  • economist
Academic career
School or
tradition
Classical economics
InfluencesSmith · Bentham
ContributionsRicardian equivalence, labour theory of value, comparative advantage, law of diminishing returns, Ricardian socialism, Economic rent[1]

David Ricardo (18 April 1772 – 11 September 1823) was a British political economist, one of the most influential of the classical economists along with Thomas Malthus, Adam Smith and James Mill.[2][3]