BAXTER, ROBERT DUDLEY English economist and statistician, was born at Doncaster. He joined his father's firm of Baxter & Co., solicitors, with which he was connected till his death. His principal economic writings were The Budget and the Income Tax (186o), Railway Extension and its Results (1866), The National Income (1868), The Taxation of the United Kingdom (1869), National Debts of the World (1871), and Local Government and Taxation (1874) ; and his purely political writings included The Volunteer Movement (186o), The Redistribution of Seats and the Counties (1866), History of English Parties and Conservatism (187o), and The Political Progress of the Working Classes (1871).
See In Memoriam R. D. Baxter (1878), by his widow. This book contains a good analysis of his elaborate works.