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Roger Sandilands, Emeritus Professor of Economics


  • United Kingdom

1980 …2018
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Personal Statement

I first came to Strathclyde in 1963 as a student, graduating with a First in Economics in 1967. I then studied at Simon Fraser University in Canada before obtaining a senior research post at Glasgow University's Department of Latin American Studies, 1968-70, followed by a year in Colombia where I pursued research for my PhD. In 1971 I rejoined Strathclyde in 1971 as a Lecturer and have been on the staff since then, but with lengthy interludes abroad: six years at the National University of Singapore; three further years in Latin America (on assignments to Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Peru); and shorter periods in Sweden (Lund U.), Tokyo (Sophia U.); and Beijing (Renmin U.). I was Managing Editor of the Journal of Economic Studies, 1973-82. My teaching has concentrated on international economics and monetary economics. I worked closely with the distinguished Harvard economist and New Dealer, Lauchlin Currie (1902-93), who was the top economist at the Fed, 1934-39, President Roosevelt's White House assistant for economic affairs, 1939-45, and Head of the US Foreign Economic Administration. I am his biographer (The Life and Political Economy of Lauchlin Currie, Duke University Press, 1990). In "retirement" I am working on the life of Currie's Harvard mentor, Allyn Young (1976-1929). I am also President of the Scottish League for Land Value Taxation.

Education/Academic qualification


Master of Arts, Simon Fraser University



  • Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • International Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Monetary Economics

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Colombia Business & Economics
Increasing returns Business & Economics
Economics Business & Economics
Economists Business & Economics
Endogenous growth Business & Economics
Macroeconomics Business & Economics
External economies Business & Economics
Endogenous growth theory Business & Economics

Research Output 1980 2018

1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Albert Hirschman, Lauchlin Currie, la teoría de los "eslabonamientos", y el "gran impulso" de Paul Rosenstein-Rodan

Translated title of the contribution: Albert Hirschman, Lauchlin Currie, "linkages" theory, and Paul Rosenstein Rodan's "Big Push"Sandilands, R., 21 Jun 2018, In : Revista de Economía Institucional. 20, 39, p. 53-68 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Development planning
Unbalanced growth
Economic history
Big push

Albert Hirshman, Lauchlin Currie, 'Linkages' theory, and Paul Rosenstein Rodan's 'Big Push'

Sandilands, R., 31 Dec 2017, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde, 26 p. (Strathclyde Discussion Papers in Economics; no. 17-17).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

Open Access
Development planning
Unbalanced growth
Economic history
Big push