The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Robinson, Edward Austin Gossage (1897–1993)

  • Z. A. Silberston
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Austin Robinson was educated at Marlborough College and Christ’s College, Cambridge. During the First World War he served as a pilot in the RNAS and the RAF. After finishing his studies at Cambridge he became a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, from 1923 to 1926. In 1926 he married Joan, daughter of Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice and later to become the eminent economist. From 1926 to 1928 Robinson was tutor to the Maharaja of Gwalior. He returned to Cambridge as a university lecturer in economics in 1929, and from then on was an important figure on the Cambridge economics scene. He became Professor of Economics in 1950. He retired in 1965 (and it so happened that Joan Robinson was appointed to his chair). After his retirement, he continued to play a prominent role in Cambridge economics, as well as on the national and international scene.


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  • Z. A. Silberston
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