Gerald Shove

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Frank Gerald Shove
InstitutionKing's College, Cambridge
InfluencesAlfred Marshall

Gerald Frank Shove (November 1887 – August 1947) was a British economist. He was involved in the economics debates in Cambridge in the 1920 and 30s.

Biography[edit]

Shove was born at Faversham, Kent, the son of Herbert Samuel Shove and his wife Bertha Millen.[1] His younger brother was the Olympic rower Ralph Shove.[2]

He was educated at Uppingham School[3] and King's College, Cambridge,[4] where he became a member of the Cambridge Apostles.

He married in 1915 Fredegond Maitland, daughter of historian Frederic William Maitland and his wife the playwright Florence Henrietta Fisher. In World War I he was a conscientious objector, like many others in the Bloomsbury Group, of which he was a member; he worked as a poultry keeper at Garsington, the home of Lady Ottoline Morrell.[5]

His academic career was spent at King's College, Cambridge, becoming lecturer in 1923, Fellow in 1926, and Reader in 1945.[citation needed] He was involved in the economics debates in Cambridge in the 1920 and 30s. His interests included diminishing returns, imperfect competition and developing tools to deal with complexity.[6]

He died at Old Hunstanton and was buried at the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground in Cambridge; his wife Fredegond was also interred in the same burial plot.[citation needed] After his death all his economic notes were destroyed.[6]

Publications[edit]

  • "Varying Costs and Marginal Net Products," Economic Journal, 38 (150) pp. 258–266, 1928
  • "Increasing Returns and the Representative Firm",Economic Journal, 40 (157), 1930
  • "The Place of Marshall's Principles in the Development of Economic Theory", EJ, 1942.
  • "Mrs Robinson on Marxian Economics", EJ, 1944.

Further reading[edit]

  • Blaug, Mark – Who's who in Economics, 3d ed. (1999)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Auden Family Ghosts Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ralph Shove". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  3. ^ Uppingham School Rolls, 1824–1931, 1883–1960
  4. ^ Register of Admissions to King's College, 1797–1925
  5. ^ Sybille Bedford, Aldous Huxley, 1973; Michael Holroyd, Lytton Strachey, 1994
  6. ^ a b Sardoni, Claudio (1 July 2004). "The contribution of Gerald Shove to the development of Cambridge Economics". Review of Political Economy. 16 (3): 361–375. doi:10.1080/0953825042000225643.

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