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ATWELL (Lord Eatwell of Stratton St Margaret) (born 1945) Marina Colonna Born on the 2 February 1945, John Eatwell was educated at Headlands Grammar School, Swindon, and at Queens’ College, Cambridge, graduating in 1967 with a ﬁrst-class degree in the Economics Tripos. He won a Kennedy Scholarship to Harvard University (1967–69), receiving the A.M. degree in 1969. He also received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1975 for a thesis entitled ‘Scarce and Produced Commodities: an Examination of Some Fundamentals in the Theory of Value from Ricardo to Walras’. In 1969 he returned to Cambridge to take up a Research Fellowship at Queens’ College, moving to a full teaching fellowship at Trinity College in 1970. In January 1997 he moved back to Queens’ College, as the President, a post he still holds. In 1975 Eatwell was appointed to an Assistant Lectureship in the Faculty of Economics and Politics at Cambridge, being promoted to a Lectureship two years later. From 1982 to 1996 he held a Visiting Professorship at the New School for Social Research, New York. He has also held Visiting Professorships at the universities of Columbia (1976), Massachusetts (1978) and Amsterdam (1982). From 1986 to 1992 he was Economic Adviser to Neil Kinnock, the Leader of the Labour Party. In 1992 he was appointed to the House of Lords as a Life Peer. As an undergraduate Eatwell was greatly inﬂuenced by his supervisor, Ajit Singh, and by the lectures of Joan Robinson, Nicholas Kaldor and Luigi Pasinetti. Later...
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