Adam Smith

Student, scholar, and rector at the University of Glasgow.

Join us in learning about his life, ideas, and relevance to the 21st century.

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Life, work and legacy

About Adam Smith's life and his time at Glasgow University. Explore his influential works and learn about his legacy.

The Wealth of Nations

What did Adam Smith say in his most famous book? Learn more about The Wealth of Nations and his other important writings.

300 years of Adam Smith

On the tercentenary of Adam Smith's birth, the University of Glasgow helped people around the world explore his thinking and his legacy.

Promoting an informed understanding of Smith and his approach to morality and markets is at the heart of Adam Smith 300.

We inspired an on-going discussion about Adam Smith, his world-changing ideas and their relevance to the problems of the 21st century.