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Dr Thomas Torrance
Dr Thomas Torrance was born in Alyth, Perthshire. He holds degrees from the Universities of St Andrews and of Edinburgh and, after a working life of 36 years at the University of Aberdeen and at Heriot-Watt University, he retired from the position of Senior Lecturer in Economics at the latter institution in May 2009. His chief fields of academic interest are in international economics, the history of economic theory and the philosophy of science as it applies to economics and the other social sciences.