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The Papers of Sir Donald MacDougall

Title The Papers of Sir Donald MacDougall
Reference GBR/0014/MACD
Creator MacDougall, Sir George Donald Alastair, 1912-2004, Knight, economist
Covering Dates 1928–2002
Extent and Medium 44 archive boxes
Repository Churchill Archives Centre
Content and context

Donald MacDougall was born on 26 October 1912, the son of Daniel Douglas MacDougall and Beatrice Amy Miller. He was educated at Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow; Shrewsbury School; and Balliol College, Oxford. He married Bridget Christabel Bartrum in 1937 (marriage dissolved, 1977), with whom he had one son and one daughter, and Laura Margaret Hall (née Linfoot) in 1977 (died 1995).

He began his career as Assistant Lecturer (later Lecturer) in Economics at Leeds University, 1936-9. He worked in the First Lord of the Admiralty's Statistical Branch, 1939-40, and the Prime Minister's Statistical Branch, 1940-5, as Chief Assistant, 1942-5. He advised on reparations and German industry and attended the Potsdam Conference, 1945. He was a fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, 1945-50; Economic Director, Organization for European Economic Co-operation, Paris, 1948-9; Nuffield Reader in International Economics, Oxford University, 1950-2; Chief Adviser, Prime Minister's Statistical Branch, 1951-3; fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, 1952-64; Economic Director, National Economic Development Office, 1962-4; Director General, Department of Economic Affairs, 1964-8; Head of the Government Economic Service and Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury, 1969-73; and Chief Economic Adviser, Confederation of British Industry, 1973-84. He was a member of the European Economic Community Study Groups on Economic and Monetary Union, 1974-5, and on the Role of Public Finance in European Integration, 1975-7, which resulted in the MacDougall Report, 1977.

He was awarded the OBE, 1942; the CBE, 1945; and a knighthood, 1953. He is an honorary fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, 1964-, Nuffield College, Oxford, 1967-, and Balliol College, Oxford, 1992-.

His publications include: "The World Dollar Problem" (1957); "The Fiscal System of Venezuela" (1959); "The Dollar Problem: a Reappraisal" (1960); "Studies in Political Economy" (1975); and "Don and Mandarin" (1987).

He died in March 2004.

Papers relating to economic policy, including correspondence, diaries, notes, articles, speeches, a draft autobiography and photographs.

The papers were given to Churchill Archives Centre by Sir Donald MacDougall in 2002.

The collection is owned by Churchill College, Cambridge.

Access and Use

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from the Archives Centre staff.

In English/German

Please cite as Churchill Archives Centre, The Papers of Sir Donald MacDougall, MACD

Further information

A copy of this finding aid and a box list of the collection are available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, and the National Register of Archives, London.

This collection (fonds) level description was prepared by Sophie Bridges at Churchill Archives Centre. The collection was box listed by Allen Packwood, Andrew Riley and Rachel Lloyd (December 2002). Information was obtained from "Who's Who" (A and C Black).

Index Terms
Economic Policy
Government Policy
Industrial Policy
Second World War (1939-1945)
War Devastated Countries
Western Europe
MacDougall, Sir George Donald Alastair (1912-2004) Knight, economist
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