D. H. MacGregor

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David Hutchison MacGregor (1877, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland – 8 May 1953, Oxford, England) was a Scottish economist and Drummond Professor of Political Economy at All Souls College, Oxford, from 1921 to 1945.[1]

MacGregor was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh and graduated with first class honours in philosophy from the University of Edinburgh in 1898. He studied economics under Alfred Marshall and gained a BA in 1901. In 1904 he was elected Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. From 1908 to 1919 he was Professor of Economic and Political Science at the University of Leeds.

Between 1915 and 1918, MacGregor was in the British Army in France and Italy.

In 1919 he became the Stanley Jevons Professor of Political Economy at Manchester and from 1921 to 1945 was Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford.


  • Industrial Combinations (1906).
  • The Evolution of Industry (1911).
  • Enterprise Purpose and Profit: Essays on Industry (1934).
  • Public Aspects of Finance (1939).
  • Economic Thought and Policy (1949).