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Arthur Smithies

economist.

Arthur Smithies, Australian economist. Fellow Econometric Society.

Background

Smithies, Arthur was born on December 12, 1907 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Son of John and Hilda (Stephenson) Smithies.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Tasmania, 1929. Bachelor of Arts (Rhodes scholar), Magdalen College, University of Oxford, 1932. Doctor of Philosophy.

(Commonwealth Fund Fellow), Harvard University, 1934.

Career

Instructor economics University of Michigan, 1934-1935, economics Treasury Department, Commonwealth of Australia, 1935-1938, assistant and associate professor economics University of Michigan, 1938-1943. Economics and chief of econ branch, United States Bureau Budget, 1943-1948. Director Fiscal and Trade Policy div.

ECA, 1948-1949; professor economics Harvard University from 1949, department chairman economics, 1950-1955, Nathaniel Ropes professor political economy, 1957-1978, master of Kirkland House, 1965-1974. Fulbright visiting professor, Oxford University, 1955-1956, and Guggenheim fellow, 1955-1956. Visiting professor Australian National U., 1962-1963.

Economics adviser Office Defense Mobilization, 1951-1952. Consultant Hoover Commission, 1954. Member research advisory Committee Economics Development, 1956-1981.

Works

  • Author: The Budgetary Process in the United States, 1954. Editor Quarterly Jours. Economics, Journal Economics Abstracts.

    Contributor articles to science periodicals.

Membership

Fellow Econometric Society.

Connections

Married Katharine Ripman, February 22, 1935. Children: Richard, Pamela, Juliet.

father:
John Smithies

mother:
Hilda (Stephenson) Smithies

spouse:
Katharine Ripman

children:
Richard Smithies

Pamela Smithies

Juliet Smithies