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Evan Frank Mottram Durbin

(1906—1948) economist and politician


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Durbin was born in Bideford, Devon on 1 March 1906, and was drowned in a bathing accident in Cornwall on 3 September 1948. The son of a Baptist minister, he was educated at Taunton School before obtaining a scholarship to New College, Oxford, in 1924. There, he attended the influential ‘Cole group’ and became friends with Hugh gaitskell. He took his first degree in zoology, but then took a second degree, obtaining a first-class honours degree in PPE (politics, philosophy and economics), and won a Ricardo Fellowship at University College, London, before his appointment as an economics lecturer at the London School of Economics in 1930.

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From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Economics.


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