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Philpott, Prof. Bryan Passmore

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Dates

  • 1921-2000

Biographical/Historical note

Philpott, Bryan Passmore

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1921
Born
2000
Died
MCom (NZ: Victoria), MA (Leeds), ACA

Economics: Macarthy Professor, 1970; Retired, 1987; Honorary Fellow, 1986; Emeritus Professor, 1987.

1950s worked for the Meat and Wool Economic Service

Worked on his Research Project on Economic Planning (RPEP) - an economy-wide comprehensive database, from the 1950s. Had six models, named 'Victoria', etc.

In 1958 was one of the three founders of BERL "Established by a group of practising economists in 1958, BERL initially provided quarterly forecasts and assessments of the New Zealand economic situation. From these early days, BERL has completed economic research for clients and has developed to now become the leading provider of a broad range of economic research, analysis, advice and consultancy for business and public sector clients.

The three founders of BERL in 1958 were Hew Walls (previously a staffer in the Reserve Bank), Norman Macbeth (soon to become editor of The Press) and Bryan Philpott (then an economist with the Meat and Wool Board's Economic Service). Other contributors to early issues of BERL Forecasts included Len Bayliss, Professors Allan Catt, Conrad Blyth and David Sheppard." (Source: http://www.berl.co.nz/about.aspx)

1960s became the first professor of agricultural economics at Lincoln College.

In 1970, moved from his professorship at Lincoln to Wellington.

In the mid-1980s, Treasury cut its funding to the RPEP.

Retired c1987 from teaching but continued research.

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148 linear_centimeters

Language of Materials

English

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