- Category : 1904-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (5,12,34,35)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 2
German-British political economist and author of the 1938 book Tariff Levels and the Economic Unity of Europe.
In 1936 Liepmann moved to the UK, on account of growing harassment connected with his Jewish origins. In 1938 he published his only book on political economics, a comprehensive quantitative and comparative study of the development of customs tariffs in the principal European trading nations, and their economic effects. Given the growing protectionism shortly before and during the Great Depression, which provided rich data for the period between 1927 and 1931, the work attracted considerable interest, and was discussed in British periodicals.
He was placed in internment by the British authorities in May 1940 as an enemy alien and released in February 1941. In 1942 he received a scholarship to work at the Royal Institute of International Affairs/Chatham House in Cambridge; then from April to September 1943 he was employed for his linguistic skills as a monitor by the BBC.
From January 1944 Liepmann was a German teacher at the County Grammar School for Boys (now Langley Park School for Boys) in Beckenham, Kent.
He died on 3 October 1983 in Caterham, Surrey, aged 79.