The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Crowther, Geoffrey (1907–1972)

  • R. J. Bigg
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Crowther was educated at Leeds Grammar School, Oundle and Clare College, Cambridge, where after studying modern languages he proceeded to win a high first in Part II of the Economics Tripos. Lionel Robbins remembered one of his examination answers as being only a few sentences: ‘the way he put it left nothing more to be said’ (Robbins 1972, p. 23). This ability to go to the heart of the matter Crowther carried into his work at The Economist.

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