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By D. E. Moggridge

Harry Johnson (1923-1977) was once this kind of remarkable determine in economics that Nobel Laureate James Tobin precise the 3rd area of the 20 th century as "the age of Johnson." Johnson performed a number one function within the improvement and extension of the Heckscher-Ohlin version of foreign exchange, wrote primary articles at the stability of funds and later built the financial method of the stability of funds. inside financial economics he used to be additionally a seminal determine who, in a sequence of surveys, pointed out and defined the hyperlinks among the information of the key post-war innovators. This ebook chronicles his highbrow improvement and his contributions to economics, fiscal schooling, and, relatively in Canada and Britain, the dialogue of financial coverage.

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5 As for his father, Harry remembered his idea of farming was striding around in jodhpurs on Saturday morning in the summer and ordering the field hand to hitch up the team and pull the car out of snowbanks or ferry us to it by sleigh in the snowy weather – also breaking in the occasional colt, till one broke some of his ribs instead. (1974 Memoir I, 6) The move to the country had important implications for Harry. As he remained at St. Clement’s, he was a city boy in the country – moreover, he was an unusual city boy because he was attending a girls’ school.

King refused to campaign for the provincial party and in 1929 refused to provide financial support. Johnson’s appointment outraged many federal 2 The metropolitan area (now the city of Toronto) had a population of 611,000 in 1921 and 900,000 in 1941 (Lemon 1985, Appendix Table I). 5 million. P1: JsY 9780521874823c01 14 CUUS165/Moggridge 978 0 521 87482 3 March 25, 2008 9:36 Harry Johnson: A Life in Economics Liberals. One wrote to King that “those who knew Johnson ‘state that in their opinion he does not possess one qualification to fit him as an organiser’ and that not even King’s ‘bitterest political enemy’ could have devised a scheme more certain to bring political disaster at the next election” (Saywell 1991, 45).

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