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Prof Phyllis Deane devoted ...
Prof Phyllis Deane devoted her life to studying the history of economic growth from the 17th century to modern times.
Her early life was in Scotland, where she was a student at Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow, and then Glasgow University, where she graduated with an MA.
Between 1941 and 1948, she worked at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, and then joined the Colonial Office, before coming to Cambridge University as a lecturer in 1950.
Between then and 2001, when she
was in her
taught, carried out research and wrote about economics.
was first a lecturer in the department of Applied Economics and then the Faculty of Economics and Politics, and in 1981 became Professor of Economic History.
She edited the Economic Journal for seven years and was President of the Royal Economic Society for two years.
list of publications is vast, stretching from 1945 to 2001 when, at the age of 83, she
wrote The life and times of Neville Keynes, an academic bestseller.
In later life she
was made a Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society
Prof Deane died peacefully at Cottenham Court care home, aged 93.
She was an honorary fellow at Newnham College, which is arranging a memorial service for her.
"A lot of our alumnae were taught by Prof Deane
, and they said they were incredibly inspired by her
Hutchesons' Grammar school
This year's recipients of Hutchesons' Grammar School's "G&T awards" are illustrious former pupils Professor Phyllis Deane, who left the school in 1936, and Professor Sir Donald Campbell CBE, who left in 1947.
...Professor Deane, who now lives in Cambridge, was Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge.
...Professor Deane first attended Hutchesons' Grammar School as a pupil in the early 1930s.She left Hutchesons' after her sixth year in 1936 to study at Glasgow University, graduating with an MA. She later became a lecturer in the department of Applied Economics and then the Faculty of Economics and Politics at Cambridge University. In 1981 she became Professor of Economic History at Cambridge University.She also edited the Economic Journal for seven years and was the President of the Royal Economic Society for two. Her
list of publications is vast with dates stretching from 1945 to 2001 when, at the age of 83, she
wrote 'The life and times of Neville Keynes', a current bestseller and described by the History of Economics Review as "an enviable addition to economist biography by a formidable historian now well into her
Professor Phyllis Deane ...
Professor Phyllis Deane honoured
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Professor Phyllis Deane made 2010 Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society.
Phyllis Deane, Emeritus Professor of the Economics Faculty has been made the 2010 Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society, USA.
start in economics in the 1950s in the Department of Applied Economics.
took early retirement from the Faculty of Economics
in 1982, having been awarded a personal Chair.
Phyllis is a fellow of the British Academy and a past president of the Royal Economic Society.
She was a pioneer economic historian and historian of economic thought, and also a very good applied economist.
Phyllis is an honorary fellow of Newnham College.
History of the Economic Journal - Royal Economic Society
The first female Editor of the Journal was the economist and economic historian Phyllis Deane (b.1918).
Deane joined the Editorial Board in 1968, serving for seven years as Editor alongside economists including Austin Robinson and later the Cambridge Economist W.B.Reddaway (1913-2002).
also held the Presidency of the Royal Economic Society
between 1980 and 1982.
Past Editors Since 1891 - Royal Economic Society