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Alfred William FLUX

Alfred William FLUX, economist. Marshall Prize, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Knighted; President, Royal Statistical Society, United Kingdom; Honorary Member, International Institute, Institution Statistics.

Background

  • FLUX, Alfred William was born in 1867 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts(Mathematics) University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1887.

    Career

    • After an academic career which did not quite fulfil expectations, his official work, particularly in directing the Censuses of Production 1912, 1924 and 1930, was of outstanding quality. His published papers in the field of applied economic statistics covered topics such as wholesale price index numbers, the index of production and national income. He was frequently consulted by the government as an economic adviser.

      Although Wicksteed is usually credited with the introduction of Euler’s theorem into economics, it was Flux, in a review of Wicksteed’s Essay, who first drew attention to the relevance of Euler. Cobden Lector, Jevons Professor, Manchester University, 1893-1898, 1898-1901. Fellow, St John’s College Cambridge, 1889-1893.

      Professor, McGill University, 1901-1908. Civil Servant, United Kingdom State Department, Board Trade, 1908-1932.

    Major achievements

    • Marshall Prize, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Knighted; President, Royal Statistical Society, United Kingdom. Honorary Member, International Institute, Institution Statistics.

    Works

    • Economics: Principles and Policy
    • ECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY, Twelfth Edition, teaches the principles of economics, including current economic situations, providing an essential resource for faculty and students who want a solid introduction that calls on policy-based information for examples and applications.
    • Economics: Principles and Policy
    • Master the principles of economics, and gain an understanding of current economic situations with the solid introduction and policy-based examples and applications found in ECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY, 13E.
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    Died 1942
    (aged 75)