Goncalo Fonseca tells the HES below that Terence W. Hutchison has died. I came to know his work through that of Sam Hollander. I failed initially to understand the significance of his assessment of Jevons on experimental legislation. This was my own shortcoming; I soon came to appreciate the significance of all he wrote. He attended the first professional presentation I made, as a young assistant professor at William and Mary, a paper in which I criticized his characterization of Jevons on policy. I like to think that kindness (not lack of interest) prevented him from publicly taking me down a notch -- the paper wasn't particularly good and I'm sure he could have done so. He was a tremendous source of ideas and knowledge for all of us.
I have just received news that Terence W. Hutchison died, aged 95, at 1300
hours today, 5 October 2007 in Winchester, UK.
As everyone here knows, Prof. Hutchison was particularly highly regarded
among historians of economics and his passing will be received with much
sorrow. A great loss.