Alan T. Peacock

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Sir Alan Turner Peacock DSC, FBA, FRSE (26 June 1922 – 2 August 2014) was a British economist.[1]

He taught at the University of St Andrews, the London School of Economics (where he also conducted the LSE Orchestra), the University of Edinburgh's School of Economics, the University of York (where he founded the Department of Economics), and finally at the University of Buckingham, of which he was the Vice-Chancellor from 1980 to 1984.[2] He was from 1973 to 1976 the Chief Economic Adviser to the Department of Trade and Industry of the United Kingdom.[3][4] He was also a co-founder and the first Executive Director of the David Hume Institute.[5]

He was a Fellow of the British Academy,[6] the Accademia dei Lincei,[7] and the Royal Society of Edinburgh,[8] and was in addition an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs.[9] He was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross for his intelligence work in the Arctic Ocean during World War II and was knighted in 1987.[2]

His many books include "The Political Economy of Economic Freedom", "Public Choice Analysis in Historical Perspective", and "The Economic Theory of Fiscal Policy".

He was also a composer of music, and studied composition with the Austrian composer Hans Gál.[10]


  1. ^ "Peacock, Alan T., 1922-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
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  3. ^ "Sir Alan Peacock on World Economics". Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  4. ^ Tribe, Keith. Economic Careers: Economics and Economists in Britain, 1930-1970. p. 242. 
  5. ^ "History". 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
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  7. ^ "Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei". Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  8. ^ [3][dead link]
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  10. ^ Peacock, Alan Turner. Public Choice Analysis in Historical Perspective. p. 237. 

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