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Lionel Charles Robbins

Robbins, Lionel Charles, 1898–1984, British economist, b. Middlesex, England. A professor at the London School of Economics (1929–61), he wrote the well-known methodological treatise, An Essay in the Nature and Significance of Economic Science (1932). A supporter of the free market system and an opponent of Keynes, his work was influential in the advancement of economics as a philosophy and science. As chairman of the Committee on Higher Education (1961–64), Robbins was instrumental in bringing about significant reforms in the British university system.

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