- R. D. Sheldon
Philips, Erasmus (fl. 1720–1751), writer on economics, about whom very little apart from his writings is known. Philips has occasionally been confused with his contemporary Sir Erasmus Philipps (1699–1743), the MP for Haverfordwest. His date of birth and family background are unknown. It is not known if he married or had children. His writings first came to prominence in the aftermath of the collapse of the ...