John Clapham

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Sir John Harold Clapham, CBE, LittD, FBA (13 September 1873 – 29 March 1946) was a British economic historian.

He was educated at The Leys School in Cambridge and King's College, Cambridge.[1] He was the first Professor of Economic History at Cambridge University from 1928 to 1938, and Vice-Provost of King's College, Cambridge from 1933 until 1943 when he received a knighthood.. He is also remembered for his work, The Bank of England, A History (1944) ISBN 0-521-04662-9

A famous quotation from him is: "Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress". He wrote Economic History, Vol 1 in Hudson " from manor to mill". He is also recognised for his study of the Industrial Revolution in England, and for describing cooperatives in the initiation of the revolution. John Habakkuk was one of his students.[2]


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