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Edward Thomas NEVIN

Edward Thomas NEVIN, economist in the field of Domestic Monetary Theory; Fiscal Theory and Policy; Regional Economics.

Background

  • NEVIN, Edward Thomas was born in 1925 in Pembroke Dock, Wales.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts University Wales, 1949, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom 1952.

    Career

    • Temporary Assistant Lector Economics, Lector Economics, Professor of Economics, University College Wales, Aberystwyth, 1949-1953, 1957-1959, 3. Houblon-Norman Research Fellow, 3. Senior Administration Officer, Organisation of European Economic Co-operation, 1954-1957.

      Head, External Finance Division, Ministry Finance, Jamaica, 1959-1961. Senior Research Officer, Economics Research Institute, Institution, Dublin, 8. Professor of Economics, University College Swansea, Swansea, Wales, since 1968.

    Major achievements

    • Member, Welsh Council, since 1969. Council, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, 1972-1974: Chairman, Association of University Teachers of Economics, United Kingdom, since 1972. Governor, National Institute of Economie and Social Research, London, United Kingdom, since 1977.

      President, Section F, British Association for the Advancement of Science. Economics Adviser, Police Federation England and Wales, since 1976.

    Views

    Pure chance pushed me initially into the area of monetary policy in general and the public debt in particular. Starting with an Massachusetts by research on the postwar monetary policy in the United Kingdom, and a Cambridge Doctor of Philosophy on the cheap money policy of the 1980s, I was led to social accounting in general and to the arcane topic of regional social accounts and inputoutput analysis. This in turn led, with a certain inherent logic, to a continuing interest in regional economics in general, and, more recently, regional policy in the European Economie Community.

    Since regional policy has in practice turned out to be rather low in operational content, this interest has somewhat waned in recent years. A number of years as economic adviser to the Police Federation of England and Wales has however resulted in a great deal of work on the manpower problems of the British police service and the factors determining recruitment and wastage. In the nature of the case little of this work has so far seen the light of published day: this has made it especially rewarding.

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