PPE and Oxford economics

Warren Young, Frederic S. Lee

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In this chapter, we survey the origins and evolution of the economics component of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) degree at Oxford and its interaction with the development of what we call "Oxford Economics" from 1920 onwards. We examine the nature and characteristics, and the function and structure of this degree component in the context of the research activities of those engaged in its teaching, and discuss the impact of those who taught economics in its framework on economics per se and on their students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Companion to Oxford Economics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030584719
ISBN (Print)9783030584702
StatePublished - 16 Jun 2021

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