James Edward Meade

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Meade, James Edward


Born June 23, 1907. English economist. Specialist in international economic relations.

Meade studied at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford in the late 1920’s. From 1940 to 1947 he was in government service, attached to the cabinet. He became a professor at the London School of Economics in 1947 and a professor at Cambridge University in 1957. In 1964–66, Meade was president of the Royal Economic Society and later its vice-president.

Meade represents the neoclassical trend in bourgeois political economy. He is concerned with the problems of tariff unions and economic unions, the balance of payments, and international currencies, regarding the last two as the central problems in the theory of the world capitalist economy.


An Introduction to Economic Analysis and Policy, 2nd ed. London, 1937.
Planning and the Price Mechanism. London, 1948.
The Theory of International Economic Policy, vols. 1–2. London, 1954–55.
A Neoclassical Theory of Economic Growth. London, 1961.
Principles of Political Economy, vols. 1–2. London, 1965–68.
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