Philip Sargant FLORENCE, economist. President, Section F British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1937; Commander of the British Empire, 1952; Vice-President, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, 1972-1982.
FLORENCE, Philip Sargant was born in 1890 in Nutley, New Jersey, United States of America.
Applied economist, whose move from Cambridge to Birmingham enabled him to pursue research in the organisation of trade and industry and, as Dean, to foster a broad, interdisciplinary approach in the Faculty of Commerce and Social Sciences. He had an important role in the postwar reconstruction and subsequent planning of the West Midlands region of England. Lector, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1921-1929.
Professor Com., Dean Com. and Social Sciences, University Birmingham, 1929-1955, 1947-1950.
President, Section F British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1937. Commander of the British Empire, 1952. Vice-President, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, 1972-1982.
As Asia enters a new era of fierce global competition for investment, people, and tourists, which places will be successful? Who will be the new Asian winners? The challenges and threats to Asian prosperity have never been greater as new opportunities arise and new threats mount at an increasingly faster rate.