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Letters to Bowley from the economist Alfred Marshall (1842-1924) and others,address by Bowley to Leatherhead School on Socialism.

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Sir Arthur Lyon Bowley 1869 - 1957

Sir Arthur Bowley was educated at Christ's Hospital and Trinity CollegeCambridge. He started his career as an assistant master at St Johns schoolLeatherhead, 1893 - 1899, becoming a lecturer at the London School ofEconomics from 1895 and a mathematical lecturer at University College,Reading, 1900 - 1907. He stayed on at Reading to become Professor ofMathematics and Economics, 1907 - 1913, and lecturer in Economics, 1913 -1919. He then moved to the University of London to become Professor ofStatistics, 1919 - 1936, becoming Emeritus Professor in 1936. In 1940 hebecame acting director of the University of Oxford Institute of Statisticsand stayed until 1944.

Sir Arthur Bowley was also involved in the Royal Statistical Society, and wasvice-president 1907 - 1909, 1912 - 1914 and president 1938 - 1940. He wasequally involved in the Royal Economic Society, becoming vice-president.

His publications include:

  • England's Foreign Trade in the 19th Century(1893, 3rd ed. 1922)
  • Wages in the United Kingdom in the 19th Century(1900)
  • Elements of Statistics(1901, 6th ed. 1937)
  • National in Wealth and Trade(1904)
  • An Elementary Manual of Statistics(1910, 7th ed. 1951)
  • A General Course of Pure Mathematics(1913)
  • Measurement of Social Phenomena(1915)
  • War and External Trade(1915)
  • The Division of the Product of Industry(1919)
  • Changes in Distribution of Income(1920)
  • Official Statistics(1921)
  • The Course of Prices and Wages during the War(1921)
  • Some Economic Consequences of the Great War(1930)
  • Wages and Income in the United Kingdom since 1860 (1937)
  • The Third Winter of Unemployment(1922)
  • Family Expenditure(1935)
  • Studies in National Income, 1924 - 1938(1942)


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