IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

David Ricardo, Contemporary Economist


  • Popescu, Dan

    (Professor and Pro-Rector of the Faculty of Economic Studies, “Lucian Blaga” University, Sibiu, Romania.)


David Ricardo (1772-1823) was one of the most important economists of the world. He got fortune, he became banker and then he turned towards the study of Political Economy. What did this important economist bring new within the economic thinking, considered by the economic critics as a “liberalist pessimistic”, he who was among the first who introduced the biologic factor in the development equation? This is what the current study is outlining by pointing out to some updated coordinates and ranking him among the first well-known contemporary economists in the world.

Suggested Citation

  • Popescu, Dan, 2007. "David Ricardo, Contemporary Economist," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 4(4), pages 104-113, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v:4:y:2007:i:4:p:104-113

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Ricardian theory; theory of value; theary of comparative costs;

    JEL classification:

    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • B11 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Preclassical (Ancient, Medieval, Mercantilist, Physiocratic)


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v:4:y:2007:i:4:p:104-113. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Corina Saman). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.