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Ernest Henry PHELPS BROWN, economist in the field of Labour Markets, Public Policy. President, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, 2.


  • PHELPS BROWN, Ernest Henry was born in 1906 in Caine, Wiltshire, England.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts University Oxford, 1931. Honorary DLitt Heriot-Watt University, 1972.


    • Fellow, New College, Oxford, 1930-1947. Professor Economics Labour, University London, 1947-1968.

    Major achievements

    • President, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, 2.


    Study of the movement of money and real wages over time. The relation between real wages and productivity in the course of economic development, and changes in population. Factors in economic development indicated by historical and comparative studies.

    Pay, profits and productivity in five Western economies, 1860-1960. The pay structure, social and economic influences on differentials. Industrial relations in the light of economic and social history.

    Contemporary incomes policy.

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    Born 1906