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George UNWIN

economist

George UNWIN, economist.

Background

UNWIN, George was born in 1870 in Stockport, Lancashire, England.

Career

Economic historian, who attributed the success of the industrial revolution to the decline of State intervention in the late eighteenth century. His interpretations were much more in line with those of economists and sociologists than was usual in historical writing and he influenced subsequent generations in this approach, both through his teaching and his writings. Private Secretary to Leonard Courtney.

Lector, Professor of Economics, University Edinburgh, 1908-1910, 1910-1925.