Jack Wiseman (economist)

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Jack Wiseman
Born December 1919
Died 1991
Nationality United Kingdom
Occupation Economist

Jack Wiseman (1919-1991) was a British economist. He is known for being one of the first professors of economics at the University of York and an early scholar of health economics.


Wiseman was born in Brierfield, Lancashire in 1919. He joined the Territorial Army in 1939 and fought in the Second World War. Wiseman joined the London School of Economics as a student in 1946, where he later became a lecturer in Business and Public Finance. In 1964, Wiseman joined the University of York, where he was founding Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER).[1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Growth of Public Expenditure in the United Kingdom. (with Alan T. Peacock) George Allen & Unwin, 1961
  • Cost, Choice and Political Economy. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 1989


  1. ^ Hartley, Keith (2000). "Jack Wiseman, 1919-1991". The Economic Journal. 110 (464): F445–F454. doi:10.2307/2566139. JSTOR 2566139.