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William Brian REDDAWAY

economist

William Brian REDDAWAY, economist in the field of Economic Growth and Development; Planning; Fluctuations; Domestic Monetary and Fiscal Theory and Institutions; International Economics. Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1934-1935; Fellow, British Academy, 1967; Member, United Kingdom National Board

Prices and Incomes, 1967-1971; Commander of the British Empire, 1971.

Background

REDDAWAY, William Brian was born in 1913 in Cambridge, England.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics & Economics), Master of Arts University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1934, 1938.

Career

Assistant, Bank England, 1934-1935. Research Fellow, University Melbourne, 1936-1937. Fellow, Clare College Cambridge, since 1938.

State, United Kingdom Board Trade, 1940-1947. Economics Director, Organisation of European Economic Co-operation, Paris, 1951-1952;Lector Economics, Director, Department Applied Economics, Professor Political Economics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1939-1955, 1955-1970,

80. Visiting Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA Centre International Studies, Delhi, 1959-1960.

Visiting Lector, World Bank, Washington, 1960-1965. Economics, Harvard Development Advisory Service, Ghana, 1967. Economics Adviser part-time, Conference British Industry, 1971-1983.

Economics, Bangladesh Institute, Institution Development Studies, 1974-1975. Consultant, Prices Justification Tribunal, Australia, 1974. Retired Consultant.

Editor London and Cambridge Economics Service, 1947-1974, Economic Journal,

6.

Achievements

  • Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1934-1935. Fellow, British Academy, 1967. Member, United Kingdom National Board

    Prices and Incomes, 1967-1971.

    Commander of the British Empire, 1971.

Works

Views

I have attempted to tackle practical problems, whether on full employment, growth, underdeveloped economics, inflation, the effects of direct investment over

seas, the selective employment tax, or the investment of portfolios. To do so, I have sought to combine theory with realistic data and to look for the factors which are quantitatively important, rather than those which are intellectually stimulating. I have tried to be pragmatic in my choice of methods for tackling problems and to be clear about the alternative position with which comparisons are effectively being made (and to be sure that it is a meaningful and consistent one).

Favourite slogan for pupils and research colleagues: Tt is better to be roughly right than to be precisely wrong (or irrelevant).1.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, walking, skating, squash.

Connections

father:
William Fiddian Reddaway

mother:
Kate Waterland (n£e Sills) Reddaway

spouse:
Barbara A. Bennett