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Henry CLAY

Henry CLAY, economist. Member, Economics and Wage Commission, S. Africa, 1925, United Kingdom Royal Commission Unemployment Insurance, 1931; Knighted, 1946.

Background

  • CLAY, Henry was born in 1883 in Bradford, W. Yorkshire, England.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, MCom University Oxford, 1904.

    Career

    • Prominent British monetary and applied economist of the interwar period, the epitome of a ‘classical economist’ in the sense of the term defined by Keynes. Founded National Institute of Economie and Social Research, London, United Kingdom in 1938. Lector, Workers’ Education Tutorial Classes, 1909-1917.

      Economics, United Kingdom Ministry Labour, 1917-1919. Fellow, New College Oxford, 1919-1921. Stanley Jevons Professor Political Economics, Professor Social Economics, University Manchester, 1922-1927, 1927-1930.

      Economics Adviser, Bank of England, 1930-1944. Warden, Nuffield College Oxford, 1944-1949.

    Major achievements

    • Member, Economics and Wage Commission, S. Africa, 1925, United Kingdom Royal Commission Unemployment Insurance, 1931. Knighted, 1946.

    Connections

    • father: James Henry Clay
    • mother: Elizabeth (Bulmer) Clay
    • spouse: Gladys Priestman
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    Died 1954
    (aged 71)

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