Marginal Revolution: Economists who are clergy
After noting Reverend Malthus and Israel Kirzner, Cowen writes:
Who else comes to mind? The School of Salamanca, and going back many medieval theologians wrote on economic issues. Paul Heyne. Heinrich Pesch. Galiani was an Abbey. Philip Wicksteed was a Unitarian theologian. The still underrated Richard Whately was the Archbishop of Dublin. Bishop George Berkeley wrote on monetary theory, as did Reverend Jonathan Swift.
The 18th century clergyman John Witherspoon wrote on monetary economics. Thomas Chalmers, who wrote on the Poor Laws and theories of underconsumption in the early 19th century, was ordained in the Church of Scotland.
Did all these 19th century figures really want to be economists, really want to be clergy, or both?
Any nominations? (And might I add, we need a whole lot more of them!)