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Shackle, George Lennox Sharman, 1903-1992 (economist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1903 - 1992

Biography

George Lennox Sharman Shackle (1903-1992) was born in Cambridge, and educated at the Perse School. He was unable for financial reasons to take up a place at St Catharine's College in 1920, and found employment in a bank, and later as a schoolmaster. While working he studied for an external degree from London University, which he obtained in 1931. In 1934 Shackle won a Leverhulme Research Scholarship to the London School of Economics (taken up in January 1935), where his supervisor was F.A. Hayek. After hearing a lecture by Joan Robinson at a seminar in Cambridge in 1935, he obtained permission from Hayek to study the ideas of Keynes, and wrote as his doctoral dissertation (1937) what became his first published book, Expectations, investment and income (1938). In March 1937 he joined the Oxford University Institute of Statistics as research assistant to Henry Phelps Brown, and the work done in his two years there resulted in a dissertation for an Oxford D.Phil. degree (1940). In 1939 Shackle was appointed to the Economics Department of St Andrews University, but on the outbreak of war he was called to London, where he worked in Sir Winston Churchill's Statistical Branch of the Cabinet Office until 1945, and, thereafter, in the Economics Section of the Cabinet Secretariat. In 1950 he was made Reader in Economic Theory at Leeds University, and in 1951 Brunner Professor of Economic Science at Liverpool University, where he remained until his retirement in 1969. Shackle was Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York, 1957-1958, and at Pittsburg University, 1966-1967. After his retirement he lectured in Belfast. He gave the F. De Vries Lectures in Amsterdam in 1957, and the British Academy Keynes Lecture in 1976. He was a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society, 1955-1969, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1967, and of the Econometric Society in 1960. He was President of Section F (Economics) of the British Association in 1966. Shackle published more than a dozen books, and contributed many articles and reviews to learned journals. Shackle married his second wife, Catherine Gibb (née Weldsmith), in 1979.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Correspondence from George Shackle, 26 Jan. 1948-14 Mar. 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9251/S/26-29
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The correspondence consists of c.1100 letters, 1926-61, with the letters after 1959 addressed to Kendon's widow. The correspondents include Lascelles Abercrombie (1 letter, 1931); Ernest Altounyan (surgeon, Aleppo) (17, 1936-51); John Arlott (3, 1944); John Armitage (4, 1940-51); Henry Baerlein (3, 1945-56); Sir Ernest Barker (2, 1948-55); H.E. Bates (1, 1941); Clifford Bax (1, 1948); Adrian H. Bell (11, 1940-47); Ernest A. Benians (8, 1948); Anthony Bertram (2, 1948); Edmund Blunden (16,...
Dates: 26 Jan. 1948-14 Mar. 1954
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

George and Catherine Shackle: Letters to Stephen Frowen and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8816
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and notes on economics publications, articles and speeches. Catherine Gibb (née Weldsmith), married to George Shackle 1979 also a contributor.

Dates: 1951-1990
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

George Lennox Sharman Shackle: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7669
Scope and Contents The collection is divided into two main sections - writings and correspondence. The writings are comprised of preliminary jottings and drafts, longhand fair copy of final texts; correspondence with publishers; final printed texts; and reviews and articles mentioning Shackle's works. The papers have been arranged by category (books, articles, reviews, etc.) and chronologically within each section. The correspondence consists mainly of letters to Shackle from other academic economists, from...
Dates: 1933-1992
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds — Box: MS Add.8816-8817: Box 1

George Lennox Sharman Shackle to Henry M. Boettinger: Letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8817
Scope and Contents

Letters from George Shackle to Henry M. Boettinger, American Telephone and Telegraph Company, New York, retired to Cornwall, on their respective work, writings and lectures. The letters cover economics, business and the philosophy of science.

Dates: 1967-1989
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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