Bachelor of Arts Queen’s University, Belfast, 1938. Doctor of Philosophy London University, 1940. Master of Arts Oxford University, 1946.
Honorary Dr University Stirling, 1982.
United Kingdom Ministry Economics Warfare, 1940-1941. United Kingdom Ministry Aircraft Production, 1941-1942. United Kingdom Prime Minister’s State Branch, United Kingdom War Cabinet Office, Economics Section, 1942-1945, 1945-1946.
Fellow, University College Oxford, 1946-1958. Adam Smith Professor Political Economics, University Glasgow, 1958-1982. Visiting Fellow, All Souls College Oxford, 1974-1975.
Visiting Fellow, American National University Centre Research Federal Finance Relations, Canberra, 1982. Emeritus Professor Political Economics, University Glasgow, since 1982. General Editor, Oxford Economic Papers, 1948-1958.
Editorial Board, Journal of Industrial Economics, 1960-1980.
Fluctuations in output and employment with particular reference to the United States of America and the United Kingdom (this was extended in an early study of inflation). Exploration of the ground between Keynesianism and monetarism, leading to the revival of interest in Robertson’s non-Walrasian monetarism. The relationship between difference branches of economics with an extension of work into price theory, regional economics, including fiscal federalism, and international monetary adjustments.
The respective roles of the market and the State. The basis in welfare economies of policy recommendations, with welfare programmes in Britain and other countries as one field of application.
Married Dorothy Joan Parry, MVO in 1943.