The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Hicks, Ursula Kathleen (1896–1985)

  • Alan Peacock
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An Irish-born economist specializing in public finance, Lady Hicks’s long career spanned teaching and research at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Liverpool, and the University of Oxford (latterly as Foundation Fellow of Linacre College), as well as the holding of many visiting posts in foreign universities and service as a member of advisory missions on fiscal matters, notably in the Caribbean, India and Africa.


Direct and indirect taxation Federal finance Hicks, U. K. Local public finance Public finance Tax incidence Taxation of expenditure Taxation of income 

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  1. David, W.L. 1973. Introduction. In Public finance, planning and economic development essays in honour of Ursula Hicks, ed. W.L. David. London: Macmillan.Google Scholar

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  • Alan Peacock
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