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Alfred William FLUX

economist

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.

Achievements

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

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