Durbin, E.F.M. (Evan Frank Mottram), 1906-1948

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Born 1906; educated Plympton and Exmouth Elementary Schools, Heles School, Exeter, Taunton School, and New College, Oxford University; Lecturer at New College, Oxford University; Junior and Senior Webb Medley Scholarships, Oxford University; Ricardo Fellowship, University College London, 1929-1930; Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Economics, London School of Economics, 1930-1945; Parliamentary candidate (Labour) for East Grinstead, 1931, and Gillingham, Kent, 1935; temporarily on Economic Section of War Cabinet Secretariat, 1940-1942; temporary Personal Assistant to Clement Richard Attlee, Deputy Prime Minister, 1942-1945; Labour MP for Edmonton, 1945-1948; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Works, 1947-1948; died 1948. Publications: How to pay for the war (G Routledge and Sons, London, 1939); Personal aggressiveness and war (Kegan Paul and Co, London, 1939); Problems of economic planning (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1949); Purchasing power and trade depression: a critique of under-consumption theories (Jonathan Cape, London and Toronto, 1933); Socialist credit policy (Victor Gollancz, London, 1934); The politics of democratic Socialism (G Routledge and Sons, London, 1940); The problem of credit policy (Chapman and Hall, London, 1935 ); The response of the economists to the ethical idea of equality ; What have we to defend? A brief critical examination of the British social tradition (G Routledge and Sons, London, 1942); editor War and democracy: essays on the causes and prevention of war (Kegan Paul and Co, London, 1938).

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creatorOf DURBIN, Rt Hon Evan Frank Mottram, 1906-1948, economist, 1918-1948 British Library of Political and Economic Science
referencedIn Divine, Thomas F. Papers, 1924-1978. Marquette University Raynor Memorial Library, John P. Raynor Library
referencedIn MEADE, James Edward, 1907-1995, economist, 1921-[1995] British Library of Political and Economic Science
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associatedWith Attlee, Clement Richard, 1883-1967, 1st Earl Attlee, statesman person
associatedWith Bassett, Reginald, 1901-1962 person
associatedWith Colonial Education Committee corporateBody
associatedWith Cripps, Sir, Richard Stafford, 1889-1952 person
associatedWith Dalton, Edward Hugh John Neale, 1887-1962 person
associatedWith Divine, Thomas F. person
associatedWith Durbin, Elisabeth, fl 1976-1987 person
associatedWith Gaitskell, Hugh Todd Naylor, 1906-1963 person
associatedWith Harrod, Sir, Henry Roy Forbes, 1900-1978 person
associatedWith Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946, 1st Baron Keynes of Tilton, economist person
associatedWith Labour Party corporateBody
associatedWith Meade, James Edward, 1907-1995 person
associatedWith Ministry of Works corporateBody
associatedWith Taunton School corporateBody
associatedWith The Times, newspaper corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oxford corporateBody
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Birth 1906-03-01

Death 1948-09-03




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