Economic Organisation of a POW Camp

This is half a review of the article “Economic Organisation of a POW Camp” and half a commentary on what I learned from it. I was told of this paper by R.A. Radford by my father when he found out that I had a course on economics in my second semester. The author Richard Radford was English by birth and left university to join the army at the start of World War II. He was captured by enemy forces in Libya in 1942, and he got his degree in Economics after returning to Cambridge after the war. He later moved to America to join the IMF, where he served till his retirement. He also taught economics at John Hopkins University in his early days at the IMF.1

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