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. 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 in which year 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 writes Economic History, Vol 1 in Hudson " from manor to mill". He is also recognised for study the Industrial Revolution in England, and for describe cooperatives in the initiation of the revolution. John Habakkuk was one of his students.
- Works by or about John Clapham in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Archival material relating to John Clapham listed at the UK National Archives
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