THE Council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs announces the appointment of Prof. Allan G. B. Fisher, of the University of Western Australia, to the newly established Price chair of international economics at Chatham House. The purposes of the chair is to provide the Institute with the means for more intensive research into world economic problems than has hitherto been possible. Prof. Fisher is the first occupant of this chair, and will consequently inaugurate the new development in the Institute's activities which has been rendered possible by the recent generous gift of £20,000 made by Sir Henry Price for this specific purpose. Prof. Fisher, who was born at Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1895, has been professor of economics in the University of Western Australia since the beginning of 1936. He has contributed widely to periodicals dealing with economics, and has published two books, "Some Problems of Wages and their Regulation in Great Britain since 1918", and "The Clash of Progress and Security". Prof. Fisher hopes to take up his new post at Chatham House early in 1938.