Sudha R. Shenoy (1943-2008)

4 June 2008 at 10:28 am 4 comments

| Peter Klein |

I’m saddened to report the death yesterday of Sudha Shenoy, the distinguished Australian economic historian and important contributor to the “Austrian revival” of the 1970s. Her father, the eminent Indian economist B. R. Shenoy, was a student at the London School of Economics in the 1930s when Hayek gave his famous “Prices and Production” lectures and both father and daughter were deeply influenced by Hayek. Sudha too studied at the LSE and eventually took a position at the University of Newcastle, where she taught until her retirement in 2004. Sudha was writing a book on Hayek and would have given a week-long lecture series on Hayek at the Mises Institute this fall. Here is a 2003 interview, here are some audios and videos, and here are some materials collected by Google Scholar. Some obituaries and personal remembrances are here, here, and here.

Suhda was a regular reader and occasional commentator here at O&M. You can get a sense of her erudition from this blog post, one of our most popular, which was basically a cut-and-paste job from one of her emails.

Suhda was a quiet, kind, and gentle person. This may be hard for our younger American readers to comprehend but she didn’t know how to drive. I once had the pleasure of chauffeuring her around Auburn, Alabama at an Austrian Scholars Conference. Spending time with her was a real treat.

Entry filed under: - Klein -, Austrian Economics, Business/Economic History, Classical Liberalism, People.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Araglin  |  4 June 2008 at 10:44 am

    Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine.
    Et lux perpetua luceat ei.

    Requiescat in pace.

    As partial consolation to those of us who knew her solely through her work, here’s hoping she passed from the world only after completing the manuscript of her long-anticipated book on the common law…

  • 2. Andre Sammartino  |  5 June 2008 at 10:17 pm

    There is a lenghty interview with her here:

  • 3. Sudha Shenoy (1943-2008) « O Insurgente  |  6 June 2008 at 2:04 pm

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  • 4. bhattathiri  |  11 October 2008 at 9:22 am

    Excellent article.
    In this modern world the art of Management has become a part and parcel of everyday life, be it at home, in the office or factory and in Government. In all organizations, where a group of human beings assemble for a common purpose irrespective of caste, creed, and religion, management principles come into play through the management of resources, finance and planning, priorities, policies and practice. Management is a systematic way of carrying out activities in any field of human effort. Management need to focus more on leadership skills, e.g., establishing vision and goals, communicating the vision and goals, and guiding others to accomplish them. It also assert that leadership must be more facilitative, participative and empowering in how visions and goals are established and carried out. Some people assert that this really isn’t a change in the management functions, rather it’s re-emphasizing certain aspects of management.

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