Sydney Caine

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Sir Sydney Caine
Sir Sydney Caine, 1964.jpg
Sydney Caine, circa before 1964
Financial Secretary of Hong Kong
In office
9 March 1938 – 16 November 1939
Preceded by Edwin Taylor
Succeeded by Henry R. Butters
Director of the London School of Economics
In office
Preceded by Sir Alexander Carr-Saunders
Succeeded by Sir Walter Adams
Personal details
Born (1902-06-27)27 June 1902
Died 2 January 1991(1991-01-02) (aged 88)
Alma mater London School of Economics

Sir Sydney Caine, KCMG (27 June 1902 – 2 January 1991) was an educator and economist.


He was the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong from 1937 to 1940. He was appointed the director of the LSE between 1957 and 1967. He was an alumnus of the LSE, and, before his appointment as director of the school, he was a well-known economist who had acted as a consultant for the World Bank for a period of time and had worked as a diplomat, being appointed minister at the British Embassy in Washington, US. Between 1952 and 1957 he was the vice-chancellor of the University of Malaya in Singapore.

Between 1963 and 1970 he was the chairman of the governing board of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning.

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Educational offices
Preceded by
Alexander Carr-Saunders
Director of the London School of Economics
1957 – 1967
Succeeded by
Walter Adams