ANDREWS, Professor Philip Walter Sawford, 1914-1971, Professor of Economics; BRUNNER, Professor Elizabeth, 1920-1983, Professor of Economics

Scope and Content

Material collated by Professors Philip Walter Sawford Andrews and Elizabeth Brunner, [1932-1970], during their teaching and research in the field of industrial economics, including records of the Oxford Economists Research Group, [1930s], and of the Oxford Research Group in Economics, [post World War Two]; papers relating to economics teaching at the Universities of Oxford and Lancaster; extensive research materials on microeconomics and the theory of the firm, especially the British steel industry and the international nitrogen cartel; papers relating to Andrews' practice as an economics expert for the Restrictive Practices Court, including description of practice in many manufacturing industries.

Administrative / Biographical History

(Andrews). Born in Southampton, 1914; educated at the University of Southampton; Open Foundation Scholar, University College Southampton, 1931-1934; British Association Exhibitioner, 1934; Assistant Lecturer in Economics, University College Southampton, 1935-1936; Worker, Education Association (Southern District), 1936-1937; Research Staff, Social Studies Research Group, Oxford, 1937-1941; Lecturer in Economics, New College, Oxford University, 1941-1948; Chief of Statistics, Social Reconstruction Survey, 1941-1946, and Fellow, 1946-1967, Nuffield College, Oxford University; first Bley Stein Memorial Lecturer, University of California, USA, 1963; Special University Lecturer in Economics, Lancaster University, 1967-1971; General Editor, Journal of Industrial Economics , 1952-1971, and member of the Editorial Board, Oxford Economic Papers , 1948-1952; died 1971.
No information available for Elizabeth Brunner at present.
Publications: (Andrews and Brunner) Capital Development in Steel: a study of the United Steel Companies Ltd (Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1951); The Life of Lord Nuffield: a study in enterprise and benevolence (Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1955); The Eagle Ironworks Oxford: the story of W. Lucy and Company Limited (Mills & Boon, 1965); Studies in pricing (Macmillan, London, 1975); (Andrews and Frank Adzley Friday) Fair Trade: resale price maintenance re-examined (Macmillan & Co, London; St. Martin's Press, New York, 1960); (Andrews) Manufacturing business (Gregg Revivals, Aldershot, 1994); (Brunner) Holiday Making and the Holiday Trades (Oxford University Press, London, 1945).


Arranged in order imposed by Andrews and Brunner.

Access Information

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Parts of the collection are available via the BLPES Archives on-line catalogue.

Archivist's Note

Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science catalogue; Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97.Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

Originally deposited in the University of Lancaster, who gave it to the British Library of Political and Economic Science in 1987.

Related Material

The BLPES holds material relating to Andrews and Brunner in the papers of the Economic History Society (Ref: EHS).