John Richard Nicholas (Dick) Stone (1913–1991) obtained the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1984 for his national accounting work. This chapter reviews Stone’s life, emphasising his links with Keynes. As a student Stone attended lectures by Keynes, during World War II he was assistant to Keynes, and in 1945 Keynes got Stone appointed as the first Director of the Cambridge Department of Applied Economics (DAE). Stone also made major contributions in econometrics, including in Keynesian macro-econometric modelling. Keynes approved the appointment of an econometrician as Director of the DAE, despite his vitriolic critique of econometrics in his 1939 review of Tinbergen, because he seems to have changed his mind. By the time of the White Paper on Employment Policy of 1944, Keynes was saying that “theoretical economics has now reached a point where it is fit to be applied” and forecasting “a new era of joy through statistics”.
Ron P. Smith
Forgotten and Invisible?
Mary Crock, Laura Smith-Khan, Ron McCallum and Ben Saul
This ground-breaking book focuses on the ‘forgotten refugees’, detailing people with disabilities who have crossed borders in search of protection from disaster or human conflict. The authors explore the intersection between one of the oldest international human rights treaties, the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, with one of the newest: the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Drawing on fieldwork in six countries hosting refugees in a variety of contexts – Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Uganda, Jordan and Turkey – the book examines how the CRPD is (or should) be changing the way that governments and aid agencies engage with and accommodate persons with disabilities in situations of displacement. The timeliness of the book is underscored by the adoption in mid-2016 of the UN Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action adopted at the World Humanitarian Summit.