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Neild, Prof. Robert Ralph locked

Born 10 Sept. 1924; o s of Ralph and Josephine Neild, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire; m 1st, 1957, Nora Clemens Sayre (marr. diss. 1961); 2nd, 1962, Elizabeth Walton Griffiths (marr. diss. 1986); one s four d (incl. twin d); 3rd, 2004, Virginia Matheson

Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge, 1971–84, now Emeritus; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, since 1971


Charterhouse; Trinity Coll., Cambridge


Royal Air Force, 1943–44; Operational Research, 1944–45. Secretariat of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, 1947–51; Economic Section, Cabinet Office and Treasury, 1951–56; Lecturer in Economics, and Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1956–58; National Institute of Economic and Social Research: at first as Editor of its Quarterly Economic Review; then as Deputy Director of the Institute, 1958–64; MIT Center for International Studies, India Project, New Delhi, 1962–63; Economic Adviser to HM Treasury, 1964–67; Dir, Stockholm Internat. Peace Research Inst., 1967–71. Vis. Fulbright Prof., Hampshire Coll. and Five Colls, Amherst, Mass, USA, 1985. Mem., Fulton Cttee on Reform of CS, 1966–68; Vice-Chm., Armstrong Cttee on Budgetary Reform in UK, Inst. for Fiscal Studies, 1979–80. Director: Nat. Mutual Life Assce Soc., 1959–64; Investing in Success Equities Ltd, 1961–64, 1972–87


Pricing and Employment in the Trade Cycle, 1964; (with T. S. Ward) The Measurement and Reform of Budgetary Policy, 1978; Tax Policy in Papua New Guinea, 1980; How to Make Up Your Mind about the Bomb, 1981; An Essay on Strategy, 1990; (ed with A. Boserup) The Foundations of Defensive Defence, 1990; The English, the French and the Oyster, 1995; Public Corruption: the dark side of social evolution, 2002; Riches and Responsibility: the financial history of Trinity College, Cambridge, 2008; The Financial History of Cambridge University, 2012; articles on economics, defence, the architectural history of Trinity College, Cambridge, and other subjects


oysters, college politics


Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 1TQ