Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom 1927, 1931.
Lector, Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom 1933-1951, 1951-1972. Second Bursar, First Bursar, King’s College Cambridge, 1935-1946. 1946-1951; Wartime, United Kingdom Civil Servant, 193946.
Retired Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, since 1972. Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge, since 1930.
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I was closely associated with Keynes from 1928 until his death in April, 1946 — as pupil, as collaborator on his economic writings, and in his stock exchange ventures on account of King’s College. On his death I succeeded him as First Bursar. As a war-time civil servant from December 1939 until September 1946,1 received administrative experience over a number of different fields, including 14 months in the
Middle East as Economic Adviser to the Minister of State.
After the war my range of interests was further widened by work for the Treasury and three years as a part-time member of the National Coal Board in whose problems I became deeply interested. I spent a year (1955) in Geneva as a member of the Research Division of European Economie Community (of the United Nations). Co-operating in the preparation of their Economic Survey of Europe in 1955 (1956), my particular concern was with obstacles to industrial investment in Western Europe. In 1959 I was appointed a member of a group of experts of the Organisation of European Economic Co-operation (predecessor of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) to study a problem of rising prices.
The group introduced the idea of the wage spiral via ‘leap frogging’. In the course of the years 1965-1969,1 served as a member of four groups of experts of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.