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Title: W. M. Gorman (1923–2003)
Author: Honohan, Patrick
Neary, J. Peter
Keywords: Obituary
W. M. Gorman
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Economic & Social Research Institute
Citation: Honohan, Patrick; Neary, J. Peter. 'W. M. Gorman (1923–2003)'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 34, No. 2, Summer/Autumn, 2003, pp. 195-209, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Abstract: 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.
ISSN: 00129984
Appears in Collections:Economic and Social Review Archive: Complete Collection 1969-
The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 34, No. 2, Summer/Autumn, 2003

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