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Roger Sandilands, Emeritus Professor of Economics

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  • United Kingdom

1980 …2018
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Personal profile

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

Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Master of Arts, Simon Fraser University

Bachelor of Arts, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Keywords

  • 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)
Open Access
File
Big push
Linkage
Colombia
Unbalanced growth
Economics

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
File
Big push
Linkage
Colombia
Unbalanced growth
Economics