Talks at The Smith: The Birth of Scottish Political Economy

Low economic growth, the widening gap between rich and poor and the cost of living crisis have all brought Economics to the fore in recent times, but the discipline has a long history. It grew out of the new subject of Political Economy which Adam Smith and David Hume developed within the Scottish tradition of Enlightenment thought. Dr Mochrie will guide us through the origins and character of that era of change and how it shaped economic ideas.

About Robbie Mochrie

Robbie Mochrie is Associate Professor of Economics at Heriot-Watt University. A Chartered Banker, and former Executive Director of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture, in 2023, Dr Mochrie was one of the editors of Adam Smith: the Kirkcaldy Papers, a collection of essays to celebrate Smith’s birth in 1723. This year, Bloomsbury will publish his book, How to Think like an Economist. His next project is on the political economy of 1932.

All lectures take place at the Smith, at Albert Place, Stirling, on Wednesdays at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
£5 Adults
£3 for students, on production of a valid student ID card

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Event Details

Date: 31st January 2024

Start time: 19:30

End time: 20:30

Venue: Smith Art Gallery and Museum

Phone: 01786 471917