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Dennis H. Robertson

Sir Dennis Holme Robertson was an English economist who taught at Cambridge and London Universities.

Background

  • Robertson, the son of a Church of England clergyman, was born in Lowestoft and educated as a scholar of Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read Classics and Economics.Robertson worked closely with John Maynard Keynes in the 1920s and 1930s, during the years when Keynes was developing many of the ideas that later were incorporated in his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

  • Career

    • Officer Trinity College in 1914, Dennis Robertson studied under Arthur Pigou , began as a lecture on political economy in 1930 and inherited the chair of Pigou in 1944, his whole activity is associated with Cambridge, except for the period from 1939 to 1944, when he was a professor of political economy at the University of London.

    Major achievements

    • Robertson worked closely with John Maynard Keynes in the 1920s and 1930s, during the years when Keynes was developing many of the ideas that later were incorporated in his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Keynes wrote that at that time, working with Robertson, it was good to work with someone who had a "completely first class mind".

    Works

    • A Study of Industrial Fluctuations
    • Economic Incentive
    • Money
    • The Control of Industry

    Connections

    • Cooperation: John Maynard Keynes
      Robertson worked closely with John Maynard Keynes in the 1920s and 1930s, during the years when Keynes was developing many of the ideas that later were incorporated in his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.
    • Collaborations: Arthur Pigou
      Fellow of Trinity College in 1914, Robertson studied under Pigou. Robertson began to lecture on political economy in 1930 and inherited the chair of Pigou in 1944.
    Dennis Robertson
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    Born May 23, 1890
    Died April 21, 1963
    (aged 72)
    Nationality
    • 1908 - 1912
      Trinity College
    • 1914 - 1939
      Professor of Political Economy, Trinity College
      Cambridge
    • 1939 - 1944
      Professor of Political Economy, University of London
      London
    • 1944 - 1962
      Professor of Political Economy, Trinity College

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