Born in Australia, Robert Hall (1901-88; 1st Baron Roberthall, created 1969) was educated at the University of Queensland and Magdalen College, Oxford. He was a lecturer in economics, Queen's College Oxford (1926-47), where he was fellow (1927-59) and honorary fellow (1958), junior dean (1927), dean (1933-38) and bursar (1938-39); he was also fellow of Nuffield College (1938-47), and principal of Hertford College (1964-67). During the war he served at the Ministry of Supply (1939-46), later was an adviser at the Board of Trade (1946-47), director of the Economic Section of the Cabinet Office (1947-53), economic adviser to the government (1953-61) and a member of the Economic Planning Board (1947-61). Hall was one of the original members of the Oxford Economists' Research Group.
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Source: www ; K. Jones, An Economist among Mandarins. A Biography of Robert Hall (1901-1988), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
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