Tribute to ‘father of economics’

Published: 05/07/2008

THE world’s first public monument to economist Adam Smith, often referred to as the father of modern economics, was unveiled yesterday.

The monument, which takes the form of a 10ft bronze statue on a massive stone plinth, stands on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile — right in the heart of Scotland’s capital, where Adam Smith worked and died.

The statue was created by Alexander Stoddart, Scotland’s leading monumental sculptor.

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