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Henry CLAY

economist

Henry CLAY, economist. Member, Economics and Wage Commission, S. Africa, 1925, United Kingdom Royal Commission Unemployment Insurance, 1931; Knighted, 1946.

Background

CLAY, Henry was born in 1883 in Bradford, W. Yorkshire, England.

Education

Master of Arts, MCom University Oxford, 1904.

Career

Prominent British monetary and applied economist of the interwar period, the epitome of a ‘classical economist’ in the sense of the term defined by Keynes. Founded National Institute of Economie and Social Research, London, United Kingdom in 1938. Lector, Workers’ Education Tutorial Classes, 1909-1917.

Economics, United Kingdom Ministry Labour, 1917-1919. Fellow, New College Oxford, 1919-1921. Stanley Jevons Professor Political Economics, Professor Social Economics, University Manchester, 1922-1927, 1927-1930.

Economics Adviser, Bank of England, 1930-1944. Warden, Nuffield College Oxford, 1944-1949.

Achievements

  • Member, Economics and Wage Commission, S. Africa, 1925, United Kingdom Royal Commission Unemployment Insurance, 1931. Knighted, 1946.

Connections

father:
James Henry Clay

mother:
Elizabeth (Bulmer) Clay

spouse:
Gladys Priestman