Hicks (1904-89, knighted 1964) was educated at Clifton and at Balliol College, Oxford. He was a lecturer at the London School of Economics (1926-35), fellow at Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge (1935-38), professor of political economy at the University of Manchester (1938-46), fellow at Nuffield College (1946-52), succeeded Henderson as Drummond professor of political economy at the University of Oxford and fellow of All Souls (1952-65), was professor emeritus at Nuffield College and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1972. Among Hicks's many books, Harrod discussed the classification of inventions in The Theory of Wages (1932) and reviewed Value and Capital (1939; Harrod 1939:12 ), while in 1948 Hicks reviewed Harrod's Towards a Dynamic Economics ("Mr. Harrod's Dynamic Theory", Economica, May 1949), and extended his argument into A Contribution to the Theory of the Trade Cycle (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1950).
See list of letters .
Source: GESK ; New Palgrave ; O. F. Hamouda, John R. Hicks. The Economist's Economist, Oxford: Blackwell, 1993 (chapter on "Hicks the Man").
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