Professor Roger Sandilands

Emeritus Professor


Personal statement

I first came to Strathclyde in 1963 as a student, graduating with a First in Economics in 1967. I then studied at Simon Fraser University in Canada before obtaining a senior research post at Glasgow University's Department of Latin American Studies, 1968-70, followed by a year in Colombia where I pursued research for my PhD. In 1971 I rejoined Strathclyde in 1971 as a Lecturer and have been on the staff since then, but with lengthy interludes abroad: six years at the National University of Singapore; three further years in Latin America (on assignments to Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Peru); and shorter periods in Sweden (Lund U.), Tokyo (Sophia U.); and Beijing (Renmin U.). I was Managing Editor of the Journal of Economic Studies, 1973-82. My teaching has concentrated on international economics and monetary economics. I worked closely with the distinguished Harvard economist and New Dealer, Lauchlin Currie (1902-93), who was the top economist at the Fed, 1934-39, President Roosevelt's White House assistant for economic affairs, 1939-45, and Head of the US Foreign Economic Administration. I am his biographer (The Life and Political Economy of Lauchlin Currie, Duke University Press, 1990). In "retirement" I am working on the life of Currie's Harvard mentor, Allyn Young (1976-1929). I am also President of the Scottish League for Land Value Taxation.


Nicholas Kaldor, Increasing Returns and Verdoorn's Law
Chandra Ramesh, Sandilands Roger J
Albert Hirschman, Lauchlin Currie, la teoría de los "eslabonamientos", y el "gran impulso" de Paul Rosenstein-Rodan
Sandilands Roger
Revista de Economía Institucional Vol 20, pp. 53-68 (2018)
Albert Hirshman, Lauchlin Currie, 'Linkages' theory, and Paul Rosenstein Rodan's 'Big Push'
Sandilands Roger
Globalization and the ladder of comparative advantage
Sandilands Roger
Capitalism and the World Economy The Light and Shadow of Globalization (2015) (2015)
The 1949 World Bank mission to Colombia and the competing visions of Lauchlin Currie (1902-1993) and Albert Hirschman (1915-2012)
Sandilands Roger J
History of Economic Thought and Policy Vol 2015, pp. 21-38 (2015)
Implicaciones de una teoría del crecimiento endógeno en el concepto macroeconómico de rendimientes crecientes de Allyn Young
Currie Lauchlin, Sandilands Roger
Revista de Economía Institucional Vol 15, pp. 95-126 (2013)

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