Thomas Wilson

Biography of Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson (1916-2001) was Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy, 1958 to 1985.

Born in Northern Ireland, Wilson studied at Queen's University, Belfast and the London School of Economics. He worked in the Ministries of Economic Warfare and Aircraft Production and in the Prime Minister's Statistical Branch during the Second World War before going to Oxford as a Fellow of University College and a Faculty Fellow of Nuffield College.

During his tenure of the Adam Smith Chair, Wilson sat on numerous Government committees including the Scottish Council's Committee of Inquiry into the Scottish Economy, 1960-1961, and he was an economic consultant to the Government of Northern Ireland and to the Secretary of State for Scotland. He was awarded an OBE in 1945.


Thomas Wilson
Political Economist

Born 23 June 1916, Northern Ireland.
Died 27 July 2001.
University Link: Professor
Occupation categories: political economists
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