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William Henry Beveridge (1879–1963)

  • Atsushi KomineEmail author
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Abstract

William Beveridge made at least three significant contributions to economics. Regarding his contributions to modern economic analysis, Beveridge set out a coherent diagnosis of industrial fluctuations based on empirical data and the latest theories on trade cycles. Regarding his contributions to professionalisation in economics, Beveridge helped form an international group at LSE and exhibited enthusiasm for (unsuccessful) attempts to create a renewed political economy. Beveridge served as the driving force for creating innovative ideas and was also the representative of a new type of economic thought: ‘management in bureaucracy’. In a sense, he served as a bridge, connecting the three different schools of economics (Oxford idealism, Cambridge practicality and LSE scientism and internationalism), which could in turn be sublimated into universal welfare ideas.

Keywords

Security for all Modern theory of unemployment Peaceful, diligent and affluent society Professionalisation in economics Management in bureaucracy 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ryukoku UniversityKyotoJapan

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