Sir Roy Forbes Harrod
(February 13, 1900 – March 8, 1978) was an English economist
. He is best known for his biography of John Maynard Keynes
and the development of the Harrod–Domar model
, which he and Evsey Domar
developed independently. He is also known for his International Economics
, a former standard textbook, the first edition of which contained some observations and ruminations (wanting in subsequent editions) that would foreshadow theories developed independently by later scholars (such as the Balassa-Samuelson effect
Born in Norfolk
, Harrod attended New College
. Afterwards he spent some time at King's College, Cambridge
. It was there that he met and befriended Keynes
After moving back to Oxford, he became a Student (i.e. Fellow
) and Tutor in economics at Christ Church
. He was still in contact with Keynes and was later his biographer. He was additionally a Fellow at Nuffield College
1938 to 1947 and from 1954 to 1958.
He married Wilhelmine Cresswell (Billa) in 1938.
List of works
- "Doctrines of Imperfect Competition," Quarterly Journal of Economics 48 (May 1934), 442–470.
- "The expansion of Credit in an Advancing Community", Economica NS 1 (August 1934), 287-299.
- The Trade Cycle (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1936).
- "Mr. Keynes and Traditional Theory," Econometrica NS 5 (January 1937), 74-86.
- "Scope and Method of Economics," Economic Journal 48 (Sept. 1938), 383–412.
- "An Essay......