D29 - Shackle, Professor G L S - 1951-1969
Papers including correspondence on economic theory, G L S Shackle's publications and work; typescript drafts of Expectation, Enterprise and Profit and parts of Invention and Tradition in Economic Theory 1926-1939
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|Summary:||Papers including correspondence on economic theory, G L S Shackle's publications and work; typescript drafts of Expectation, Enterprise and Profit and parts of Invention and Tradition in Economic Theory 1926-1939|
|Custodial History:||Papers deposited by Shackle in Special Collections, 1969. Microfilm was made 1965-1969 by the Central Photographic Service of the University.|
|Related Material:||Cambridge University Library Add. MS 7669 - Papers of GLS Shackle (1903-1992)|
|Location of originals:||Original are also held at Liverpool University Special Collections and Archives SPEC Shackle|
George Lennox Sharman Shackle was born in Cambridge on 14 July 1903 and was educated at the Perse School. Being unable, for financial reasons, to take up a place at St Catherine's College in 1920 he worked in a bank and later as a schoolmaster, and studied for an external degree from London University, which he obtained in 1931.
In 1934 he won a Leverhulme Research Scholarship to the London School of Economics (taken up in January 1935), where his supervisor was F A Hayek. After hearing a lecture by Joan Robinson at a seminar in Cambridge in 1935 he got Hayek's permission to study the ideas of Keynes and wrote as his doctoral dissertation (1937) what became his first published book:Expectations, Investment and Income (1938). In March 1937 he joined the Oxford University Institute of Statistics, as research assistant to Henry Phelps Brown and the work done in his two years there resulted in a dissertation for an Oxford D.Phil degree (1940).
In 1939 Shackle was appointed to the Economics Department of St Andrews University but on the outbreak of war was called to London, to work in Sir Winston Churchill's Statistical Branch of the Cabinet Office until 1945, and thereafter in the Economics Section of the Cabinet Secretariat. In 1950 he was made Reader in Economic Theory at Leeds University and in 1951 Brunner Professor of Economic Science at Liverpool University, where he remained until his retirement in 1969.
Shackle was Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York, 1957-1958 and at Pittsburg University 1966-1967. After his retirement he lectured in Belfast, gave the F De Vries Lectures in Amsterdam in 1957 and the British Academy Keynes Lecture in 1976. He was a member of the Council of the Royal Economic society 1955-1969 and was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1967 and of the Econometric Society in 1960. He was President of Section F (Economics) of the British Association in 1966. He published more than a dozen books and contributed many articles and reviews to learned journals.
Shackle married G C Susan Rowe in 1939 and had two sons and two daughters. Mrs Shackle died in 1978 and in 1979 he married Catherine Gibb (nee Weldsmith). He lived in retirement in Aldeburgh, Suffolk and died there on 3 March 1992.
[Biographical note taken from Cambridge University Library list of the Papers of GLS Shackle]