Adam Smith is author of the book "An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations." The book was first published on March 9, 1776! Adam Smith was an economist and is cited as the father of modern economics. "The Wealth of Nations"(the books's short title) is considered the first modern work of economics.
Adam Smith was born in Scotland, UK. He studied moral philosophy at Oxford University and the University of Glasgow. After he graduated he collaborated with David Hume at the time of the Scottish Enlightenment and gave a sequence of public lectures at Edinburgh.