UCL Department of Economics


David Hume (1711 - 1776)

David Hume, a friend of Adam Smith and fellow Scottish philosopher, also wrote on economics, arguing, for example, against mercantilism and introducing specie-flow arguments into analysis of international trade.

Hume lodged always at the Misses Elliott's boarding house for Scottish gentlemen in first, Lisle St, near Leicester Square, and later, Brewer St, near Golden Square.