Gregory, Sir Theodore

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GREGORY, SIR THEODORE (1890–1971), British economist. Gregory, who was born in London, taught at the London School of Economics from 1913 to 1919. He was professor of economics at the University of London from 1917 to 1937 and from 1929 to 1930 was dean of the faculty. In addition to his teaching activities, Gregory served from 1929 to 1931 on the Macmillan Committee on Industry and Finance which laid the basis for the renewal of Britain's financial system. At various times he also acted as an adviser to the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Greece, and the Irish Free State, and was the first economics adviser to the government of India. His main fields were general and monetary economics, and his numerous publications include Gold, Unemployment, and Capitalism (1933), The Gold Standard and Its Future (1932, 19353), India on the Eve of the Third Five-Year Plan (1961), and Ernest Oppenheimer and the Economic Development of Southern Africa (1962). He was knighted in 1942.

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