ANDERSON, ADAM, a Scottish economist, was born in 1692, and died in London on the 10th January 1765. He was a clerk for forty years in the South Sea House, where he published a work entitled Historical and Chronological Deduction of the Origin of Commerce, containing a History of the Great Commercial Interests of the British Empire (1762, 2 vols. fol.) A third edition appeared in 1797-9, in four vols. 4to, the last volume being an appendix and continuation by the editor, Mr Walton.