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John Stanton Flemming 1941–2003

C. A. E. GOODHART

in Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263938
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734236 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263938.003.0004

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

John Stanton Flemming 1941–2003

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John Flemming was a first-class economist in the field of macroeconomics and fiscal policy, but his greatest contributions were, rather, in his general services to the profession and to British public life. He was public-spirited, upright, and high-principled; deeply intelligent and strictly logical; quiet and reserved; kindly with a gentle humour; interested in everyone and everything; widely read; and a great listener. As such, Flemming made the perfect chairman, or committee member. Almost everyone enjoyed working with, or for, him; he had a wide and devoted circle of friends. Everyone sought to benefit from Flemming's advice and wisdom, and he gave that carefully and unstintingly.

Keywords: economist; macroeconomics; fiscal policy; biography; obituary

Chapter.  10164 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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