The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Harrod, Roy Forbes (1900–1978)

  • Walter Eltis
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_883

Abstract

Roy Harrod was born in February 1900 and died in 1978. His father, Henry Dawes Harrod, was a businessman and author of two historical monographs. His mother, Frances (née Forbes-Robertson) was a novelist, and sister of the notable Shakespearean actor-manager, Sir Johnson Forbes-Robertson. Henry Harrod’s business failed in 1907, but Roy won a scholarship to St Paul’s School in 1911 and a King’s Scholarship to Westminster in 1913. He became Head of his House, and in 1918 won a scholarship in history to New College, Oxford, his father’s college. He enlisted in September 1918 and was commissioned in the Royal Field Artillery, but the war ended before his training was completed.

Keywords

Acceleration principle Cost-push inflation Domar, E. D. Dynamic theory Effective demand Employment multiplier Firm, theory of Harrod, R. F. Harrod–Domar growth model Harrod-neutral technical progress Imperfect competition Inflation International finance institutions Keynesianism Knife-edge Marginal revenue curve Market share Monopolistic competition Natural rate of growth Neoclassical growth theory Warranted rate of growth 
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  • Walter Eltis
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