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: "Only stilted pedants can conceive the idea that there are absolute norms to tell what is beautiful and what is not. They try to derive from the works of the past a code of rules with which, as they fancy, the writers and artists of the future should comply. But the genius does not cooperate with the pundit." - Theory and History