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Economics at Leeds: Prof. J. Harry Jones

Nature volume 158, page 739 (23 November 1946) | Download Citation



PROF. JMHAERY JOM IIISS just retired from the ch %or\eqm/n sJpMnwT University of Leeds which hefifl jtlMd fcrclflrf past twenty-seven years, and has been mswle enaeritus professor. He has also been given the honorary degree of doctor of laws of the University of Wales. Prof. Jones has rendered outstanding services to the University of Leeds both as a leading authority in his subject and in the development of university policy, and has built up a strong Department of Economics and Commerce. Prof. Jones went to Leeds with the highest academic qualifications in economics from University College, Cardiff, and with valuable experience both of university teaching, at Liverpool and Glasgow, and of Government war-time' work in the Ministry of Munitions and the Ministry of Labour. He thus brought to his work first-hand practical knowledge as well as great gifts of theoretical analysis. His outlook has been liberal, and in his teaching, writings and research he has maintained the highest standards of academic integrity.

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