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R.G.D. Allen (1906–1983)

  • Jim ThomasEmail author
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Abstract

Although Roy Allen was officially a member of the Statistics Department at LSE, he made many important contributions to economic theory in the 1930s, including joint articles with John Hicks. He became a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1935 and taught courses in econometrics at LSE from 1935 to 1940 and again in 1947 and 1948. His 1938 Mathematical Analysis for Economists remained the standard text well into the 1960s, and he wrote important textbooks in economics. Allen also had an important input into public service through his membership of public commissions and other activities, for which he was rewarded with a CBE, an OBE and a knighthood.

Keywords

Collaboration with John Hicks Economic theory Econometrics International trade statistics Index numbers UK decimalisation 

References

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