Josiah Charles STAMP, economist. Director, Bank of England; President, Section F British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1926, Royal Statistical Society, United Kingdom, 1930-1932; created Baron, 1938.
STAMP, Josiah Charles was born in 1880 in Bexley, London, England.
Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Science University London, 1911, 1916.
Statistician and expert on taxation who did much to restructure the British tax system. His work was analytical and statistical rather than theoretical. The concept of excess profits, which could be taxed at a higher than normal rate, and the index of profits he developed in 1932, were two of his contributions in this field.
His public lectures and articles included expositions of the problems of the national income and capital, as well as taxation questions. United Kingdom, civil servant, 1896- 1919. Director, Nobel Industries, 1919-1926.
ICI, 1926-1928 and other cos. Consultant, British Government, since 1935. Member of many official commissions and committees.