Book notes: Lionel Robbins

Lionel Robbins by Susan Howson

Susan Howson, Lionel Robbins, Cambridge University Press, 2011, 1,161 pages

Why would anyone other than an economics scholar want to read an exhaustive biography of Lionel Robbins, the British economist who died 28 years ago? Put that way it does not sound very appealing, but actually LCR, as his biographer Susan Howson refers to him, had an amazing career that touched upon most of the important economic events of the 20th century and, with his personal qualities, was in sum, a great man and a

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