George Donald Alastair MacDougall 1912–2004


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

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Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263938
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734236 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

George Donald Alastair MacDougall 1912–2004

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Donald MacDougall was most concerned with economic policy. He was great public servant, his most important work being as a young man during the war, but with a great many other significant contributions during his long life. In 1948, Robert Marjolin, Secretary-General of the new Organisation for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC) in Paris, invited MacDougall to be its first Economics Director. He was the most important writer and editor of the OEEC's Interim Report on the European Recovery Programme, as well as of the succeeding Second Report. MacDougall played a crucial role at the start of the OEEC's effort to free intra-European trade from the network of quantitative import restrictions that hampered it. He also recruited the first members of its Economics Directorate.

Keywords: economists; OEEC; intra-European trade; biography; obituary

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Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography

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