James Edward Meade, CB, FBA (23 June 1907 – 22 December 1995) was a British economist and winner of the 1977 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with the Swedish economist Bertil Ohlin for their "pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements".

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James E. Meade

Born(1907-06-23)23 June 1907
Died22 December 1995(1995-12-22) (aged 88)
NationalityBritish
InstitutionLondon School of Economics
FieldMacroeconomics
School or
tradition
Neo-Keynesian economics
Alma materOriel College, Oxford
Christ's College, Cambridge
Malvern College
Doctoral
students
Jacques Parizeau
Pranab Bardhan
InfluencesJohn Maynard Keynes
ContributionsTheory of international trade and international capital movements
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1977)
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Meade was born in Swanage, Dorset. He was educated at Malvern College and attended Oriel College, Oxford in 1926 to read Greats, but switched to Philosophy, Politics and Economics and gained an outstanding first. His interest in economics grew from an influential postgraduate year at Christ's College, Cambridge and Trinity College, Cambridge (1930–31), where he held frequent discussions with leading economists of the time including Dennis Robertson and John Maynard Keynes.

After working in the League of Nations and the Cabinet Office, he was the leading economist of the early years of Clement Attlee's government, before taking professorships at the London School of Economics (1947–1957) and the University of Cambridge (1957–1967).

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