Shonfield, Sir Andrew

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SHONFIELD, SIR ANDREW (Schonfeld ; 1917–1981), British economist. Born in London, the son of Rabbi Victor Schonfeld, he was educated at St. Paul's and Oxford and served as a writer on the Financial Times (1947–57) and economics editor of the Observer (1958–61). Later he held such positions as chairman of the Social Sciences Research Council (1967–71) and director of the Royal Institute of Economic Affairs (1972–77). Shonfield is best known for his many writings on the mixed economy and modern economic developments, such as British Economic Policy Since the War (1958), The Attack on World Poverty (1960), and Modern Capitalism (1965). He delivered the 1972 Reith Lectures on European integration, and was knighted in 1978.


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