Clower, Robert W.

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  • 1926, Feb. 13: Born in Pullman, Washington (the day Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, the great economist, died), son of F. W. Clower (Professor of Economics at Washington State University) and Mary V. Clower
  • 1943: Graduated from Pullman High School, 52nd out of 54 on academic honors list
  • 1943: Joined army. Thirty-one months of army service
  • 1946, Jan. 7: Married Frances Hepburn (of Aberdeen, Scotland) in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 1946: Returned to the U.S. and entered Washington State Univ. at Pullman as a freshman in summer session, 1946
  • 1948, April: Father died
  • 1948: Graduated B.A. Economics with highest honors from Pullman. Elected Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi scholastic honors. Began teaching economics at Pullman in senior year following the death of his father
  • 1948 - 1949 : Completed MA in Economics at Pullman
  • 1949 - 1952 : Took up residence in Oxford as Rhodes Scholar. Researched under John R. Hicks. Earned Bachelor of Letter, Economics, Oxford University, 1952 (retitled Master of Letters, 1978)
  • 1950 - 1952 : Assistant Tutor, New College, Oxford
  • 1952 - 1957 : Assistant Professor of Economics, Washington State University
  • 1954: Publication of "Price Determination in a Stock-Flow Economy" (with D. W. Bushaw), Economometrica July 1954
  • 1954 - 1956 : Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Punjab, Lahore, West Pakistan
  • 1957: Publication of Introduction to Mathematical Economics with D. W. Bushaw
  • 1958 - 1964 : Chairman, Department of Economics, Northwestern University
  • 1960: Publication of "On the Invariance of the Demand for Cash and Other Assets" with M. L. Burstein, Review of Economic Studies, October, 1960
  • 1961 - 1962 : Director, Economic Survey of Liberia
  • 1962: Visitor to Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University, Michaelmas Term
  • 1963 - 1966 : Editorial Board, The American Economic Review
  • 1965: Publication of "The Keynesian Counter-Revolution: A Theoretical Appraisal," in The Theory of Interest Rates (Hahn and Brechling, eds.)
  • 1965, Summer: Visiting Professor of Economics, Makerere College, Kampala, Uganda
  • 1965 - 1966 : John Maynard Keynes Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Essex
  • 1966: Publication of Growth Without Development, an Economic Survey of Liberia
  • 1967, December: Publication of "A Reconsideration of the Microfoundations of Monetary Theory" ( Western Economic Journal)
  • 1968 - 1969 : Dean, School of Social Studies and Professor of Economics, University of Essex
  • 1971 - 1986 : Professor of Economics, UCLA
  • 1972: Visiting Professor, Monash University, Summer
  • 1972: Microeconomics, (an intermediate textbook) with J. F. Due
  • 1973, October: Visiting Professor, Bank of Italy Research Staff Seminar, Perugia, Italy
  • 1973 - 1980 : Managing Editor, Economic Inquiry
  • 1974, March: Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Vienna, Austria
  • 1974: 1977, Fall: Visiting Professor, University of Western Ontario
  • 1976: Legally separated from first wife Frances (Hepburn) Clower
  • 1978 - 1980 : Adjunct Professor, Washington State University
  • 1978 - : Honorary Fellow, Brasenose College, Oxford
  • 1979?: Married Georgene (?)
  • 1981 - 1985 : Managing Editor, The American Economic Review
  • 1982, Summer: Visiting Professor, University of Canterbury (Christchurch, N.Z.)
  • 1985, March: Visiting Professor, University of Siena
  • 1985, Spring: Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor, Carleton College
  • 1986 - : Hugh C. Lane Professor of Economic Theory, University of South Carolina
  • 1987, June: Visiting Professor, University of Orleans (France)
  • 1987 - : Professor Emeritus, UCLA
  • 1999, Feb. 24: Death of first wife Frances Hepburn Clower

From the guide to the Robert W. Clower Papers, and undated, circa 1916-2000, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

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