202R. E. H. Phelps Brown to Harrod, 12 March 1931 [a]

Follows on from 199 R, continues at 215 R. Brown thanks Harrod for a note (not extant) "about the Rockefeller possibilities", [1] continues narrating of his American encounters, and discusses the needs of economics teaching in Oxford--hoping that Harrod "will be able to do something, despite the Professors". [2]

  1. 1. See note 1 to letter 199 R.

    2. As a member of the Hebdomadal Council, Harrod was taking part in the discussions on the possible developments of the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics which eventually led to the formation of the Institute of Statistics (see Young and Lee, Oxford Economics and Oxford Economists, 1993, pp. 119-20). Brown's remark seems to indicate that the clash between the old and new generations of scholars was already apparent (see essay 15 , in particular note 2 ).

    1. a. From the International House, New York, in HPBL Add. 71190/154-55.


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