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Hubert Douglas HENDERSON

Hubert Douglas HENDERSON, economist. Member, United Kingdom Commissions on the West Indies, Unemployment, Insurance, Population; Knighted, 1942; President, Section F British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1948-1949; President, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, 1950-1952.

Background

  • HENDERSON, Hubert Douglas was born in 1890 in Beckenham, Kent, England.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1912.

    Career

    • Deeply involved in public affairs through his membership of various official commissions and committees, his economic writings were invariably directed towards contemporary practical questions. His early experience as editor of the Nation involved him in political issues on the side of Keynes, though he later rejected much of Keynes’s General Theory. Though in many ways an old-fashioned orthodox economist, his teaching at Oxford was successful in an era during which Keynes’s ideas and other more recent developments were dominant.

      State United Kingdom Board Trade, 1914-1918. Lector Economics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1918-1923. Editor, Nation, 1923-1930.

      Secretary, United Kingdom Economics Advisory Council, 1930-1934. Research Fellow, All Souls College, Drummond Professor, University Oxford, 1934-1952, 1945-1952.

    Major achievements

    • Member, United Kingdom Commissions on the West Indies, Unemployment, Insurance, Population. Knighted, 1942; President, Section F British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1948-1949. President, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, 1950-1952.

    Works

    • Supply and Demand
    • The Theory of Economics does not furnish a body of settled conclusions immediately applicable to policy.
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    Died 1952
    (aged 62)