The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Habakkuk, John Hrothgar (1915–2002)

  • Ravi Mirchandani
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Born in Wales in 1915, Habakkuk graduated from Cambridge in 1936, where he was a Fellow of Pembroke College from 1938 until 1950. He held the Oxford chair of economic history from 1950 to 1967, when he became Principal of Jesus College, Oxford. He retired in 1984. As a member of the Advisory Council on Public Records (1958–1970), the Royal Commission on Historic Manuscripts, and the British Library Organizing Committee, amongst other bodies, he was active in the field of public records; he was knighted in 1974.


Britain, economics in Capital-intensive technology Falling rate of profit Habakkuk, J. H. Labour supply Technical change United States, economics in 

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  • Ravi Mirchandani
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