Lionel Robbins Lectures

Lionel Robbins was one of the outstanding men of his time; economist, public servant and supporter of the arts. He was associated with the London School of Economics for over 30 years both as Professor of Economics and as Chairman of the Court of Governors. During the war he was Director of the Economics Section of the War Cabinet and was one of the designers of the Bretton-Woods agreement which established the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Lionel Robbins also chaired the Committee on Higher Education in 1963, the report of which has become a landmark in the development of higher education in the UK.The lectures, which were established in his name, take place each year on three consecutive days and are a major event in the life of the School, featuring eminent economists from around the world.

Series editor: Jonathan Shear