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Frederick Charles Courtnay BENHAM, economist. Commander of the British Empire, 1945.


BENHAM, Frederick Charles Courtnay was born in 1902.


Author of the most widely used prewar textbook in elementary economics in Britain and expert on development economics, working particularly on national income accounting in the West Indies and South-East Asia. Economics Adviser, Comptroller for Development and Welfare in W. Indies, 1942-1945. Professor Commerce, University London, 1945-1947.

Economics Adviser, Commissioner-General for United Kingdom in SE Asia, 1947-1955. Sir Henry Price Research Professor International Affairs, Royal Institute, of International Affairs, 1955-1962.


  • Commander of the British Empire, 1945.