The Life and Times of Thomas Balogh: A Macaw Among Mandarins

The Life and Times of Thomas Balogh: A Macaw Among Mandarins

by June Morris

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ISBN-13: 9781845191535
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

June Morris, now retired, spent much of her working life in research into government policy at various universities and non-departmental public bodies, including work with Thomas Balogh at University College London, with whom she wrote Decision in the North Sea, about the impact of oil and gas finds on the UK economy. Her research has been supported by the British Academy, and she was awarded the Alistair Horne Visiting Fellowship at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, in order to further her research for this book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

List of Interviewees vii

Budda and Pest - Two Hungarian Economist? viii

Introduction: A Talented but Volcanic Personality 1

1 Early Days 5

2 Settling in the West 16

3 The War Effort 24

4 A Don at Balliol 36

5 'To avoid the post-war misery': The Attlee Government 52

6 Development Economics 74

7 Wilson and the Leadership Struggle 95

8 At No. 10: Battles and the Civil Service 104

9 At No 10: Battles and Policies 128

10 The Fight for North Sea Oil 156

11 Minister of State 173

12 Final Years 186

Epilogue: A Premier Economic Scholar 195

Notes and Abbreviations 204

Bibliography 219

Index 223

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