The Centre for Research into Post-Communist Economics -

Arthur Seldon, Co-Founder of the IEA, died on the 11th October. In my early days at the CRCE, based at the IEA, I was frequently asked to help Arthur Seldon with his photocopying; because my desk was by the photocopier!

He was delightful, and I enjoyed our chats as the machine trundled out the copies. Arthur’s parents had been born in Russia, and he was always interested in the work of the CRCE. When we ran a writing and journalism course for young Russians, Arthur was an enthusiastic teacher. John Raybould wrote from Canada, to tell me that Hayek had appreciated Arthur’s tough editing.

We send most sincere condolences to his family.