The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Burns, Arthur Robert (1895–1981)

  • Henry W. Spiegel
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A native of London, Burns was educated at the London School of Economics, where he was a pupil of Edwin Cannan. His doctoral dissertation, Money and Monetary Policy in Early Times, appeared in a prestigious series in 1927 and is still a standard work on the subject. After the completion of his studies Burns moved to the United States and taught at Columbia University from 1928 to 1963. His service there overlapped with that of his wife Eveline M. Burns, with whom he published an introductory economics text in 1928, and with that of Arthur F. Burns, another noted economist.


Burns, Arthur R. Burns, Eveline M. Competition theory 
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  • Henry W. Spiegel
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