By D. E. Moggridge
Harry Johnson (1923-1977) was once any such outstanding determine in economics that Nobel Laureate James Tobin detailed the 3rd zone of the 20 th century as "the age of Johnson." Johnson performed a number one function within the improvement and extension of the Heckscher-Ohlin version of overseas exchange, wrote basic articles at the stability of funds and later built the financial method of the stability of funds. inside of financial economics he was once additionally a seminal determine who, in a sequence of surveys, pointed out and defined the hyperlinks among the tips of the most important post-war innovators. This e-book chronicles his highbrow improvement and his contributions to economics, fiscal schooling, and, really in Canada and Britain, the dialogue of financial coverage.
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P1: JsY 9780521874823c01 14 CUUS165/Moggridge 978 0 521 87482 3 March 25, 2008 9:36 Harry Johnson: A Life in Economics Liberals. One wrote to King that “those who knew Johnson ‘state that in their opinion he does not possess one qualification to fit him as an organiser’ and that not even King’s ‘bitterest political enemy’ could have devised a scheme more certain to bring political disaster at the next election” (Saywell 1991, 45). Just six months later, Senator Hayden told King that Johnson “seems to be an excellent man and for the first time in years there is hope of doing something in Ontario” (45).
But] the narrator tries to make them look more or less coherent. (195) Economists are no exception to this tendency to judge from a study of twenty-four article-length autobiographies (Weintraub 2005). Harry’s memoirs did not always concentrate on the years of young adulthood, which as he was born in 1923 would take him to his early years in P1: JsY 9780521874823Int 8 CUUS165/Moggridge 978 0 521 87482 3 March 25, 2008 11:17 Harry Johnson: A Life in Economics Manchester after 1956. That is not surprising: He was still in middle age when he wrote the memoirs.
However he had a downside in a fondness for women, scotch, and rou´e friends. As Harry senior told Norman Lambert, formerly his federal Liberal counterpart in 1934, “If you hear anything break regarding Hepburn & women you’ll know it is probably true”(McKenty 1967, 181). “I have a little Scotch in me,” Hepburn would say with a grin, “sometimes more, sometimes less” (Saywell 1991, 121). “Words came easily, sometimes too easily if he had been drinking, and any audience, large or small started the adrenalin flowing” (125).
Harry Johnson: A Life in Economics (Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics) by D. E. Moggridge