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Andrew Skinner

Political Economist
Born 11 January 1935.
Died 21 November 2011.

A noted political economist who co-edited the internationally acclaimed Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith in 7 volumes.

Connection to the University of Glasgow: Alumnus, Clerk of Senate, Lecturer, Professor, Vice-Principal
GU Degrees: MA, 1958; BLitt, 1960; DUniv, 2001;

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The following achievement is associated with Andrew Skinner:

Extending and renewing interest in Adam Smith (1723-1790)
A work of great skill and dedication taking over 25 years to complete, the seven volumes of The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith were published by Oxford University Press between 1976 and 1987.


Andrew Stewart Skinner (1935-2011) was a graduate of the University who was Daniel Jack Professor of Political Economy from 1985 to 1994 and Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy from 1994 until 2000. He was Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 1980 to 1983, Clerk of Senate from 1983 to 1990 and Vice-Principal from 1991 until 1996. He was awarded the honorary degree, DUniv, in 2001.

Skinner graduated MA from the University in 1958 and BLitt in 1960. After lecturing in Dundee he returned to Glasgow as a lecturer in the Department of Economics in 1964 and he became a titular professor in 1977. His publications include many papers and books on the life and works of the political economist Adam Smith. He died in November 2011.