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By Valpy FitzGerald, Judith Heyer, R. Thorp

Overseas specialists evaluation new coverage instructions in financial improvement and poverty aid, construction at the rules of a pioneer within the new self-discipline of improvement experiences, Frances Stewart. Combing principles and proof on technological switch, human improvement and clash prevention to deal with the problem of the endurance of inequality

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Ranis might not have seemed the obvious lifetime professional collaborator for Frances, since he was (and is) more of a mainstream economist than she. Nevertheless, they have a shared field of interests – in poverty reduction, inequality and redistribution, and the human development paradigm. Further, successful collaboration is based as much on knowing how to collaborate and on sharing an open mind about how exactly development takes place as on a pre-existing identity of views about development economics.

She preferred not to discuss her opinions on economics with her father, because she feared he would say either ‘I have thought of that myself already’ or ‘it is wrong’, and she was not anxious to hear either message. At the same time, her father repeatedly insisted that she was clever enough to think out problems for herself, and this positive message was confidence-building and intellectually empowering for her. Her mother was Clarissa Goldschmidt, daughter of a stockbroker, herself a brilliant history graduate of Somerville College, Oxford, whom Kaldor had married in 1934.

The appointment of outstanding younger scholars gave a signal that the next generation was being built up that would be capable of leading QEH in the future. QEH had always been dependent on external fundraising, and some units in it were close to operating as consultancies and/or NGOs. One of these, the Food Studies Group (FSG), had run up a deficit, and in July 1993 was forced by the university (some thought precipitately) to call in a guarantee of £173,723 that had been obtained from the Sainsbury family trust, the Gatsby Foundation.

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