BROWN SIR ERNEST HENRY PHELPS 1906 -1994 KT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Series of interview undertaken by Keith Hancock for an obituary article onSir Henry Phelps-Brown for the Economic Journal. Interviews with:

  • David Metcalf, Professor of Industrial Relations, LSE folio 1 - 16
  • Ben Roberts folio 27 - 42
  • Anne Bohm, Secretary, Graduate School, LSE folio 43 - 49
  • David Worswick folio 50 - 71
  • Juliet Hopkins, daughter folio 72 - 84
  • Marjorie Durbin folio 85 - 102
  • Evelyn Phelps-Brown folio 103 - 141
  • Alex Cairncross folio 142 - 156

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Ernest Henry Phelps 1906 - 1994

Ernest Phelps was born in Calne, Wiltshire and educated at Taunton School andWadham College, Oxford. He was a Fellow of New College, Oxford 1930 - 1947(Honorary Fellow 1987), and a Rockefeller Travelling Fellow in USA 1930 -1931. From 1947 he was Professor of Economics of Labour, University ofLondon, until 1968, when he became Emeritus Professor. He was also a memberof the Council on Prices, Productivity and Incomes (1959), NationalDevelopment Council (1962), and the Royal Commission on Distribution ofIncome and Wealth (1974 - 1978). From 1966 to 1968 he was Chairman of theTavistock Institute of Human Relations, and also President of Royal EconomicSociety 1970 - 1972.

He was knighted in 1989.

His publications include:

  • The Framework of the Pricing System (1936)
  • The Growth of British Industrial Relations (1959)
  • A Course in Applied Economics (1959)
  • The Economics of Labour (1962)
  • A Century of Pay (1968)
  • The Inequality of Pay (1977)
  • The Origins of Trade Union Power (1983)

Arrangement

One folder containing numbered folios.

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