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economist

Sir Dennis Holme Robertson was an English economist who taught at Cambridge and London Universities.

Background

Robertson, the son of a Church of England clergyman, was born in Lowestoft and educated as a scholar of Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read Classics and Economics.Robertson worked closely with John Maynard Keynes in the 1920s and 1930s, during the years when Keynes was developing many of the ideas that later were incorporated in his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

Career

Officer Trinity College in 1914, Dennis Robertson studied under Arthur Pigou , began as a lecture on political economy in 1930 and inherited the chair of Pigou in 1944, his whole activity is associated with Cambridge, except for the period from 1939 to 1944, when he was a professor of political economy at the University of London.

Achievements

  • Robertson worked closely with John Maynard Keynes in the 1920s and 1930s, during the years when Keynes was developing many of the ideas that later were incorporated in his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Keynes wrote that at that time, working with Robertson, it was good to work with someone who had a "completely first class mind".

Works

  • book

    • A Study of Industrial Fluctuations

    • Economic Incentive

    • Money

    • The Control of Industry

    • Those Empty Boxes

    • Banking Policy and the Price Level

    • Essays in monetary theory

    • Lectures on economic principles

    • Growth, Wages, Money.

    • Utility and All That

    • Mr Keynes and Finance: A note

    • Mr. Keynes and the Rate of Interest

    • Some Notes on Mr Keynes's "General Theory of Employment

Connections

Cooperation:
John Maynard Keynes

Robertson worked closely with John Maynard Keynes in the 1920s and 1930s, during the years when Keynes was developing many of the ideas that later were incorporated in his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

Collaborations:
Arthur Pigou
Arthur Pigou - Collaborations of Dennis Robertson

Fellow of Trinity College in 1914, Robertson studied under Pigou. Robertson began to lecture on political economy in 1930 and inherited the chair of Pigou in 1944.