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The Papers of Sir Alan Walters

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0014/WTRS

Scope and Contents

Collected economic papers relating to his role working for the Prime Minister (Margaret Thatcher MP), with later economic briefing and forecasting papers, academic papers, articles and press cuttings

Dates

  • 1953 - 1999

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is mostly open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Biographical / Historical

Alan Walters was born in Leicester in 1926. He studied statistics at University College, Leicester, and then took an MA in economics at Nuffield College, Oxford. On leaving Nuffield in 1951, Walters became a Lecturer in Econometrics at the University of Birmingham, and was later appointed Professor of Econometrics and Social Statistics. He remained at the University until 1968, before becoming the Sir Ernest Cassel Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, 1968-76. From 1968–70, Walters was also a member of the Roskill Commission on the Third London Airport. Later, he became an economic adviser to the World Bank, 1976-80 & 1984-88 and a Professor of Economics at John Hopkins University, 1976-91. He was appointed as Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister (Margaret Thatcher) from 1981-84 and, following his return from the United States, for a further period in 1989. He was knighted in 1983 and died in 2009.

Extent

35 archive box(es)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited by Lady Walters between November 2008 and April 2016

General

This collection level description was prepared by Andrew Riley, 2017. Biographical information was obtained from the website of "Who's Who".

Originator(s)

Walters, Professor Sir Alan Arthur, 1926-2009, Knight, economist

Date
2009-09-15 17:15:01+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Contact:
Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087