Arthur Cecil Pigou by Nahid Aslanbeigui, Guy Oakes

By Nahid Aslanbeigui, Guy Oakes

The British economist Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877-59) reconceptualized economics as a idea of monetary welfare and a good judgment of coverage research. Misconceptions of his paintings abound. This ebook, an essay in demystification and the 1st interpreting of the whole Pigouvian oeuvre, stresses his pragmatic and historicist premises.

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Because these periodicals gave the educated middle classes access to the views of politicians, academics, and free-lance intellectuals, they were important media of public debate in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. 3 Developing A Framework Intervention in the tariff reform controversy The Chamberlin–Hewins collaboration On Friday afternoon, 12 June 1903, William Hewins met Joseph Chamberlain for the first time in the latter’s private room in the British House of Commons to discuss the burning fiscal issue of the time: tariff reform.

He has a hearty, but well-balanced zeal for humanity. And this, combined with eagerness and power in attacking hard problems, gives promise of exceptional energy and success in that realistic but thoughtful examination of the past and present, by which alone we can get good guidance for the future in great matters. In economics the work of youth is so different in character from that of the mature ‘The Most Brilliant Young Man I Know’ 33 age, that one cannot securely predict the future: but my hopes as to what he will achieve for economics and for social well-being are as high as they well can be.

The curriculum had been cobbled together in compromises made prior to 1903, and as students began to take the honours examinations – a total of 28 students had sat for Parts I and II – its defects were becoming clear. No serious attempts at curriculum revision had been made, and the financial resources for teaching in the Tripos were not on a sound footing. A year before the election, the Board explained its predicament to the General Board of Studies and the Sites Syndicate, which were surveying space requirements of University departments.

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