Harrod, Sir Roy Forbes

Harrod, Sir Roy ForbesSir Roy Forbes Harrod

1900-1978

Sir Roy Forbes Harrod was a British economist, educated at New College, Oxford. Taught at Christ Church, Oxford, from 1922 to 1952. Harrod served under Lord Charwell and in the Prime Minister’s office between 1940 and 1942. Was statistical adviser to the Admiralty between 1942 and 1945. One of his most important works is Essay in Dynamic Theory (1939) in which he synthesized the accelerator and multiplier principles in a mathematical framework. Sir Ray is most famous for his contribution to the ‘Harrod-Damar Growth Model.’