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#19 Overall Influence

Adam Smith

Scottish moral philosopher and political economist


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Adam Smith was a Scottish economist, philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith wrote two classic works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations . The latter, often abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. In his work, Adam Smith introduced his theory of absolute advantage.

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University of Glasgow

University located in Glasgow, Scotland, founded in 1451

University of Edinburgh

Public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland

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#2 World Rank
#35 World Rank
#120 World Rank