456R. D. H. Macgregor to Harrod, 12 July 1935 [a]

The letter concerns the appointment of a research lecturer. Macgregor writes that both Hargreaves and Salter are willing to take on Public Finance, although for different reasons, and asks Harrod if he would himself take on the subject. [1] Macgregor also communicates that he and Harrod have been given the task of allotting Marschak £250 for the Institute of Statistics. [2]

  1. 1. The Research Lectureships were instituted as part of the reorganization of Social Studies at Oxford, and were financed out of a £5000 annual grant by the Rockefeller Foundation (see note 2 to essay 15 ). For Public Finance the Social Sciences Research Committee eventually appointed R. F. Bretherton on 8 October 1935: see N. Chester, Economics, Politics and Social Studies in Oxford, 1900-85, London: Macmillan, 1986, p. 59.

    2. The decision that Harrod and Macgregor were empowered to authorize expenditure not exceeding £250 on equipment for the Institute of Statistics was made by the Social Studies Research Committee (S. Caldwell to Harrod, 26 June 1935, in OUA UR6/MS/3 File 1 part 1).

    1. a. From All Souls College, Oxford#, three pages ALS, in HPBL Add. 72764/44-45.


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