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Obituary: Dr C Sharp

Clifford Sharp, who died on Wednesday, July 16, is fondly remembered by those who remain in the Department of Economics from the time he was here. Dr Sharp joined the Department in May 1965, became a Senior Lecturer in October 1968, and was promoted to Reader in Transport Economics in October 1973. He retired in 1983 but continued as an Associate Teacher until 1986.

He was fully involved with the Department and was always there to help students and to give full efforts to his teaching. At a time when few in the Department were involved with research, he was a leader of the Department's research efforts, supervising PhD students and conducting his research into Transport Economics. 

Usefully, he was effective in getting others in the Department to start work in this area. This work led to other work done by him and by others in the Department in the area of Environmental Economics before this became popular. 

He was an academic who chose to give full commitment to the University and his Department rather than using his appointment to promote his own self-interest or as a platform to move to more prestigious posts.

Derek Deadman and Martin Hoskins

Death notice: Dr C Sharp
(includes details of how to make a donation in his memory)

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