The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Allen, Roy George Douglas (1906–1983)

  • J. R. N. Stone
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Allen was born on 3 June 1906 at Stoke-on-Trent, and died on 29 September 1983 at Southwold. He was knighted in 1966 and made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1952. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester, and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. From 1928 he was assistant, then lecturer, then reader in economic statistics at the London School of Economics, becoming professor of statistics in 1944 and emeritus professor in 1973.


Allen, R. D. G. Bowley, A. L. Econometric society Econometrics Hicks, J. R. Index numbers Mathematics and economics National accounting Positive economics Royal statistical society Statistics and economics Utility Value 

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