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Dennis Holme ROBERTSON

economist

Dennis Holme ROBERTSON, economist. Fellow, British Academy, 1932, President, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, 1948-1950; Knighted,

1953.

Background

ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme was born in 1890 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.

Education

Master of Arts University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1912.

Career

Monetary economist; his work on industrial fluctuations was also very significant. Keynes’s pupil and then collaborator, he later became a prominent critic of Keynes’s General Theory. This did not prevent his return to Cambridge and to the chair of economics, after which he devoted much of his attention to teaching.

His major contribution is to the study of business cycles, but his contribution to the development of Keynesian economics, despite his well-known reservations, is also important. Fellow, Reader Economics, Professor, Trinity College Cambridge, 1914-1938,

8, 1944-1957. Professor of Economics, University London, 1939-1944.

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Connections

father:
James Robertson

mother:
Constance Elizabeth (Wilson) Robertson