Professor Sir Alexander Gray (1882–1968) was a Scottish civil servant, economist, academic, translator, writer, and poet.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1942.
In 1948 he published a study of the life and doctrines of Adam Smith.
In addition to his economic writings, Gray was an active composer and translator of poetry.
Ludwig von Mises: "If one wants to study the reasons for Europes backwardness, it would be necessary to examine the manifold laws and regulations that prevented in Europe the establishment of an equivalent of the American drug store and crippled the evolution of chain stores, department stores, super markets and kindred outfits." - Planning for Freedom