Economics and Republican Liberty in Hamilton and Gallatin


This conference evaluated the different perspectives on government finance and its relationship to a free society in the thought of Alexander Hamilton and Albert Gallatin. Special attention was paid to their views on Constitutional interpretation and political economy.


Conference Readings

Gallatin, Albert. The Writings of Albert Gallatin. Edited by Henry Adams. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1879. http://oll.libertyfund.org/title/1951 (accessed September 25, 2013).

Gallatin, Albert. Selected Writings of Albert Gallatin. Edited by E. James Ferguson. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1967.

Hamilton, Alexander. The Works of Alexander Hamilton. Edited by Henry Cabot Lodge. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904. http://oll.libertyfund.org/title/1380/64326 (accessed November 17, 2009).

Hamilton, Alexander. The Revolutionary Writings of Alexander Hamilton. Edited by Richard B. Vernier. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2008.

Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Edited by R. H. Campbell, A. S. Skinner, and W. B. Todd. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1981.