PPE and Oxford Economics

Warren Young and Frederic Lee (2021), “PPE and Oxford Economics,” in The Palgrave Companion to Oxford Economics, edited by Robert A. Cord. Palgrave Macmillan.

Abstract: In this chapter, we survey the origins and evolution of the economics component of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) degree at Oxford and its interaction with the development of what we call “Oxford Economics” from 1920 onwards. We examine the nature and characteristics, and the function and structure of this degree component in the context of the research activities of those engaged in its teaching, and discuss the impact of those who taught economics in its framework on economics per se and on their students.

Warren Young’s note: Fred Lee (1949–2014) was my co-author on Oxford Economics and Oxford Economists (1993). This essay would have been co-authored with him, and is based on many of his writings, so it is a posthumous joint publication.