The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Henderson, Hubert Douglas (Later Sir Hubert) (1890–1952)

  • E. A. G. Robinson
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Henderson was born of a Scottish family. Educated at Rugby School and Cambridge, he began his university studies as a not very successful mathematician but then changed over to economics and at once found his metier. He was placed in the first class with Dennis Robertson and two others in 1912, at a time when Cambridge economics had become a very lively school, very much in the hands of a younger generation, with Pigou as a very young professor and Maynard Keynes, Walter Layton and Ryle Fay as active young lecturers.

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  • E. A. G. Robinson
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