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Ely Devons Papers

Date range: 1934-1970

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Ely Devons (1913-1967) was a British economist, noted for his work on economic forecasting and statistics. He was Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Manchester from 1948 until 1959, when he moved to the London School of Economics.

The Devons papers relate primarily to his period at Manchester (there is a larger archive collection at LSE), and include many unpublished lectures and talks, and draft articles composed by Devons between 1945 and 1960.

The archive includes Devons’s correspondence with fellow economist and civil servant, Sir Alec Cairncross (1911-1998), relating to economic issues and other professional matters.

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