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About the author
Richard Murphy is a chartered accountant and
It’s an interesting use of the word “graduate” there, isn’t it?
For it can indeed be used to say “graduated from a course in economics” as Ritchie did, from Southampton University in accounting and economics.
As I did at about the same time from the LSE in much the same course.
However, that’s not the way the word is usually used in academia. There, it’s more used to describe someone who went on to do post-graduate studies in that subject (Masters, etc).
Which neither Ritchie nor myself have done. Which is why I don’t say I’m a graduate economist but each to his own, eh?