During this quantity fourteen senior economists describe their early advent to the learn of economics and their contribution to the advance of educational economics in Britain.
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Scholars, or who was hoping to get M. A. s; one pupil who disappeared very early within the path; then Leonard Cohen who turned a businessman in Manchester, and myself. Henry Clay used to lecture 4 mornings every week. On Mondays and Wednesdays we had ‘History of monetary notion’ which used to be mainly Marshall, yet a primary time period on Adam Smith. Clay used to return in and lecture officially to 4 people and there has been no dialogue. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, was once it Tuesdays and Thursdays? My reminiscence is clearly not so good as all that. We labored on a ‘Special topic’ because it was once referred to as. In 1924–25 it was once the distribution of estate possession, a subject overlooked via Marshallians often interested by the associated fee mechanism. On Fridays T. S. Ashton lectured on Banking and Finance and, as I keep in mind, there have been additionally occasional seminars with him for dialogue of a contributed paper. Our ‘Special topic’ brought us to the paintings of Bowley and Stamp, who have been pioneering in statistical enquiry into possession. 7 yet that was once not more than one of many ways that Clay confirmed understanding of concerns that have been missed by means of such a lot economists. In my first yr I went to the introductory ‘Pol. Econ. ’ direction which Clay took that 12 months. He started via conversing for numerous classes approximately quantitative fiscal assessments—the nationwide source of revenue and its elements. the truth that those have been issues now not pointed out in any textbook made it for schoolboys a little bit baffling firstly! And there have been different subject matters, later to turn into of significant curiosity, to the research of which he contributed. I observed lately within the appendix to the second one quantity of Skidelsky’s publication on Keynes a few connection with Henry Clay’s principles on the time of the Manchester dad or mum vitamins, so one can suggest anything to you i feel, and the way he had rules which Keynes later followed. eight He used to be greatly a pioneer and i've continually felt he used to be under-rated. TRIBE: so that you see Clay very strongly as a massive determine at the moment? You pointed out Daniels. What used to be his function? 7 eight A. L. Bowley and J. C. Stamp released their vital ebook The nationwide source of revenue, 1924 (Oxford college Press) in 1927, even if either were operating for a few years at the difficulties of compiling a competent statistical estimate of the extent of financial task: see A. L. Bowley, ‘The Census of creation and the nationwide Dividend’, fiscal magazine, vol. 23 (1913), pp. 53–61; and Stamp’s 1920–21 Newmarch Lectures, Wealth and Taxable ability, P. S. King & Son, London, 1922. Sir Henry is taking into account the access for Henry Clay in ‘Dramatis Personae’, R. Skidelsky, John Maynard Keynes vol. 2. The Economist as Saviour 1920–1937, Macmillan, London, 1992, p. 691. sixteen SIR HENRY HARDMAN HARDMAN: With the confidence of younger scholars, i'm afraid we appeared him nearly with contempt. After I had graduated, A. P. Wadsworth—he was once the editor of the mum or dad afterward, and Labour Correspondent in these days—and his spouse requested me to dinner with the Clays, and Clay at one aspect stated, ‘But Daniels is so appallingly gradual! ’ His contribution used to be very inferior, i assumed.