Robert Dudley Baxter

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Robert Dudley Baxter (3 February 1827, Doncaster – 1875, Frognal) was an English economist and statistician.


Robert Dudley Baxter was educated privately and at Trinity College, Cambridge University.[1] He studied law and entered his fathers firm of Baxter & Co., solicitors, with which he was connected until his death. Though studiously attentive to business, he was enabled, as a member of the Statistical and other learned societies, to accomplish much useful economic work. [2]


His principal economic writings were:

  • The Budget and the Income Tax, 1860
  • Railway Extension and its Results, 1866
  • The National Income, 1868
  • The Taxation of the United Kingdom, 1869
  • National Debts of the World, 1871
  • Local Government and Taxation, 1874

His purely political writings included:

  • The Volunteer Movement, 1860
  • The Redistribution of Seats and the Counties, 1866
  • History of English Parties and Conservatism, 1870
  • The Political Progress of the Working Classes, 1871


  1. ^ "Baxter, Robert Dudley (BKSR845RD)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Chisholm 1911.