Colin Clark


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Clark, Colin

 

Born Nov. 2, 1905, in London. British economist and statistician.

Clark was graduated from Oxford University in 1931. From 1931 to 1937 he was an instructor in statistics at Cambridge and from 1938 to 1952 served as an adviser on economic questions to governments in Australia and a number of Southeast Asian countries. From 1953 to 1969, Clark headed the research institute on the economics of agriculture at Oxford.

Clark is best known for developing a technological variation of the theory of economic growth which maintains that reliance by bourgeois states on some appropriate economic policy, such as regulation of the activity of monopolies and nationalization of a number of sectors of the economy, can allegedly moderate the cyclical fluctuations in the capitalist economy. He also created the concept of a three-sector structure of the national economy which states that “natural” economic development passes through stages based on a definite correlation between agriculture, industry, and services. Clark uses antiscientific methods to criticize Soviet economic statistics.

WORKS

A Critique of Russian Statistics. London, 1939.
The Conditions of Economic Progress. London-New York, 1957.
The Economics of Subsistence Agriculture, 2nd ed. London-New York, 1966. (With M. R. Haswell.)
Population Growth and Land Use. London-New York, 1968.

L. G. SUPERFIN

References in periodicals archive ?
PASSENGERS Muriel Punchard and Colin Clark use the Nexus Gold Card system
Aircrew paramedic, Colin Clark, said: "When we arrived the lorry was on its side on the bend.
WEST JUNIORS COLIN CLARK reckons Renfrew's Scottish Cup win at Lochee United will inspire them in the remainder of the season.
Co-founded by Candyce Edelen and Colin Clark - an executive team experienced in developing, managing, and marketing time-critical trading technology for the financial services industry - Kaskad Technology is poised to alter the way technology is used in the capital markets industry.
Renfrew manager Colin Clark has called on experienced campaigner Jamie Benton to step up to the plate.
Colin Clark from the air ambulance service said: "The initial reports were that it was a serious injury.
She will play a wardrobe assistant called Lucy in the movie based on the memoirs of Colin Clark, who worked as Laurence Olivier's assistant on the film The Prince And The Showgirl in 1956.
Colin Clark,Agricultural Partner, Pagan Osborne,Cupar,Fife
According to Colin Clark, Chicago Cubs Account Executive, "Wrigley Field had never played host to multi-brand sampling events of this scope before then.
The full back, son of 'Frew co-manager Colin Clark, has been named in the under-18s squad for the upcoming Centenary Shield competition.
Colin Clark, senior air crew paramedic with the Great North Air Ambulance, said: "We had to land a little way away from the road.
Ian Fawcett and Colin Clark objected to a meeting being cancelled when chairman Jeff Morland was caring for her - and questioned a pounds 20 wreath for her funeral.