SHONFIELD, Sir Andrew Akiba, 1917-1981, Knight, economist

Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Andrew Akiba Shonfield, [1940-1980], comprising working papers, manuscript notes and research material for Shonfield's work, including drafts and final masters of published books.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1917; educated at St Paul's and Magdalen College, Oxford University; served World War Two, 1939-45, in the Royal Artillery, 1940-46; on staff, Financial Times , 1947-57; Foreign Editor, Financial Times , 1950-57; Economic Editor, The Observer , 1958-61; Director of Studies, 1961-68, Research Fellow, 1969-71, and Director, 1972-77, Royal Institute of International Affairs; Chairman, Social Science Research Council, 1969-71; Member, Royal Commission on Trade Unions, 1965-68; Member, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Review Committee on Overseas Representation, 1968-69; Reith Lecturer, 1972; Fellow, Imperial College of Science and Technology, 1970; Knight 1978; Professor of Economics, European University Institute, Florence, 1978-1981; died 1981. Publications: International economic relations: the western system in the 1960s and 1970s (Sage Publications, London, 1976); European integration in the second phase: the scope and limitiations of alliance points (University of Essex, 1977); ed Zuzanna Shonfield The use of public power (Oxford University Press, 1982); ed Zuzanna Shonfield In defence of the mixed economy (Oxford University Press, London, 1984); editor of Social indicators and social policy (Heinemann Educational Books, London, 1972); North American and Western European economic policies (Macmillan, London, 1971); The attack on world poverty (Chatto and Windus, London, 1960); British economic policy since the War (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1958); Europe: journey to an unknown destination (Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1973); A man beside himself (Andre Deutsch, London, 1964); Modern capitalism: the changing balance of public and private power (Oxford University Press, London, 1969).



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Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97; Historical Manuscripts Commission National Register of Archives. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Separated Material

The Bodleian Library, Oxford University, holds correspondence with Sidney Dell, 1966-1973 (Ref: Mss Eng c5861).

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright retained by the donors and their heirs.

Custodial History

Given by the family in 1984.

Related Material

The British Library of Political and Economic Science also holds material relating to Shonfield in the papers of James Edward Meade (Ref: Meade 4/31), and the records of the Andrew Shonfield Association (Ref: Andrew Shonfield Association).