Meade, James Edward

Meade (1907-95) was educated at Malvern College and Oriel College, Oxford. In 1930 he went to Trinity College in Cambridge to study with Dennis Robertson , and was a member of the Cambridge Circus with Sraffa , Kahn , Austin and Joan Robinson . On his return to Oxford he was appointed fellow at Hertford College (1931-37); he involved Harrod in the activities of the New Fabian Research Bureau and took part, with Harrod and Henderson , in the foundation of the Oxford Economists' Research Group. In December 1937 he moved to Geneva to edit the World Economic Survey [see Harrod's review] at the Economic Section of the League of Nations, where he remained until 1940. Then he joined the Economic Section of the War Cabinet (1940-47), of which he was director in 1946-47. He returned to academic life as professor of commerce at the London School of Economics (1947-57), professor of political economy at the University of Cambridge (1957-67), and senior research fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge (1967-74). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1977, jointly with Ohlin .

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