Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Imperial College, London, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Analysis, Imperial College, London, 1965.
Assistant professor University London, 1965—1975. Professor mathematics London School of Economics, 1975—1988. Professor economics University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1988—1993, retired, 1993.
Professor economics University College, London, 1993—2002. Professor emeritus University London, since 2002. Director Center Economic Learning and Social Evolution, London, 1995—2002.
Fellow: British Academy, Econometric Society. Member: American Academy Arts and Sciences.
Married Josephine Ann Lee, July 28, 1968. Children: Peter, Joanna, Daniel, Emily.