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W.M. Gorman (1923-2003)

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  • Patrick Honohan

    (The World Bank)

  • J Peter Neary

    (University College Dublin)

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William Moore Gorman, known to all as Terence, died in Oxford on 12 January 2003. The greatest Irish economist since Edgeworth, he was, like Edgeworth, totally unknown to the general public, both in his native country and in Britain where he made his career. He was the purest of pure theorists, whose life was devoted to scholarship and teaching, and whose work of forbidding technical difficulty was incomprehensible to most of his contemporaries. Yet, paradoxically, he was always concerned with applied issues, and the tools and theorems he developed have had a lasting influence on empirical work.

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Paper provided by School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200321.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 18 Aug 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ucn:wpaper:200321

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  1. José Gutiérrez, 2007. "A consumption model with separability and imperfect decision makers," TOP: An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, Springer, vol. 15(1), pages 89-102, July.

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