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Maurice PESTON

Maurice PESTON, economist in the field of Macroeconomic Theory. Chairman, United Kingdom Committee National Academic Awards, 1967-1973.

Background

  • PESTON, Maurice was born in 1931 in London, England.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science London School of Economies and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, 1952.

    Career

    • Special Adviser, United Kingdom Secretary State Education and Science, 1974-1975. Senior Special Adviser, United Kingdom Secretary of State Prices and Consumer Protection, 9. Chairman, Economics Board, United Kingdom Social Science Research Council, United Kingdom or United States of America, 1976-1979.

      Professor of Economics, Queen Mary College, London, England, since 1979. Editor, Applied, Economics, . Council Member, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, since 1978.

    Major achievements

    • Chairman, United Kingdom Committee National Academic Awards, 1967-1973.

    Views

    Microeconomics: clarification of the analysis of returns to scale, the interpretation of the objectives sought by the firm, the theory of forward markets and the analysis of changes in preferences. Macroeconomics: elaboration of a number of aspects of the balanced budget multi plier, the need for interventionist macroeconomic policy, and the nature of macroeconomics itself.

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    Born 1931