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Herbert Stanley JEVONS

economist

Herbert Stanley JEVONS, economist. Editor, Indian J. Economics, 1916-1922; Council Member, Royal Statistical Society, United Kingdom, 1932-1937.

Background

JEVONS, Herbert Stanley was born in 1875.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts University London.

Career

Originally a geologist (like his father), his switch to economics at Cardiff also brought him involvement in housing reform. Temporarily abandoning his academic career, he spent the years 1911-1914 directing various housing schemes. In India, too, he was involved in practical matters, particularly on behalf of the cotton industry.

His work on the coal trade and economics of tenancy law was well received and influential. In his later years, he was an adviser to the Emperor of Ethiopia and organised the Abyssinian Association and the Anglo-Ethiopian Society. Lector, Professor of Economics, University Wales, Cardiff, 1905-1911.

Professor of Economics, University Allahabad, India, 1914-1923, University Rangoon, Burma, 1923-1930.

Achievements

  • Editor, Indian J. Economics, 1916-1922. Council Member, Royal Statistical Society, United Kingdom, 1932-1937.

Works