908R. Anonymous to Harrod, 27 May
concerns the questionnaire prepared by Dr. Campbell for the "Economic
Observation" group and the procedure for submitting it to some
capital goods industries (Iron and Steel, Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Cement and Bricks).
- 1. The Oxford
Economists' Research Group explored the possibility of forming an
"Economic Observation" group, with the intention of collecting
information for the capital goods industries by means of a
questionnaire on the volume of sales and of orders received and
completed month by month, to be circulated among the firms which
co-operated by supplying information. A preliminary Advisory Board
consisted of Harrod, Arnold Plant of the LSE and C. Douglas
Campbell of the University of Liverpool. The OERG was to have
right of publication of the results (Economic Observation,
Untitled document, three pages, mimeo, June 1939, probably a draft
of a circular letter to firms in the capital goods trade, in ABP
228). The project was aborted due to the war.
CcTL, not signed nor initialled, two pages, addressed to
Christ Church, in ABP 228.
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