The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Robertson, Dennis (1890–1963)

  • M. Anyadike Danes
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Dennis Robertson was born in 1890, the son of a clergyman and schoolmaster, and was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. After taking a Part I in Classics and Part II in Economics he was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1914 and in 1930 became a Reader in the University of Cambridge. He left Cambridge in 1938 to become a Professor in the University of London but during most of his time in that post he was seconded to the Treasury on war-related work. Elected in 1944 to succeed Pigou in the Chair of Political Economy, he returned to the University of Cambridge, holding that position until his retirement in 1957. He died in Cambridge in 1963.


Cooperative monetary economy Cooperative non-monetary economy Cyclical fluctuations Keynes, J. M. Liquidity preference Rate of interest Robertson, D. 

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  1. Fletcher, G. 2007. Dennis Robertson: Essays on his life and work. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.Google Scholar

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