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Phelps Brown, (Ernest) Henry (1906–1994)

  • Guy Routh
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Born in Calne, Wiltshire, on 10 February 1906, Phelps Brown was educated at Taunton School and then at Wadham College, Oxford, where he was a Scholar and gained First Class Honours in Modern History (1927) and in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1929). He was a Fellow of New College from 1930 to 1947. In 1936 he published The Framework of the Pricing System, an orthodox exposition of marginal theory notable for its clarity.


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  1. Hancock, K., and J.E. Isaac. 1998. Henry Phelps Brown 1906–1994. Economic Journal 108: 757–778.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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