Ursula Kathleen Hicks
Ursula Kathleen Webb Hicks (1896–1985) was an Irish-born economist and academic.
She was daughter of William and Isabella Webb, born in Dublin on 17 September 1896. She was educated at Roedean and Somerville College, University of Oxford. Her post-graduate study was at the London School of Economics where she was a lecturer.
She married fellow academic Sir John Hicks.
Ursula Hicks was a renowned public finance and development economist. Hicks was also one of the founders of the Review of Economic Studies and Managing Editor there from 1933 to 1961. She was a fellow of Linacre College, Oxford, where a building is named after her.
Her 1946 paper argued against economic usefulness of the distinction between direct taxes and indirect tax (as to who the nominal payer is) versus taxes on income and expenditures (outlays), a distinction now recognized in national accounting.
Lady Hicks received an Honorary Fellowship at the Institute of Social Studies in 1967.
- 1946. "The Terminology of Tax Analysis," Economic Journal, 56(221), p p. 38-50.
- 1947, 3rd ed., 1968. Public Finance, Cambridge Economic Handbooks.
- 1954, revised 1958. British Public Finances: Their Structure and Development 1880 - 1952, Oxford University Press
- 1961. Development from Below. Clarendon Press. Opening paragraph & review excerpt.
- 1978. Federalism: Failure and Success: A Comparative Study. Oxford. Review excerpt.
- Alan Peacock,  2008. “Hicks, Ursula Kathleen (1896–1985)," The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics.