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Professor Bill Phillips unveils Phillips Hydraulic Economic Modelling Computer at the LSE

1949
Professor Bill Phillips unveils Phillips Hydraulic Economic Modelling Computer at the LSE

The MONIAC (Monetary National Income Analogue Computer) also known as the Phillips Hydraulic Computer and the Financephalograph, was created in 1949 by the New Zealand economist Bill Phillips (William Phillips) to model the national economic processes of the United Kingdom, while Phillips was a student at the London School of Economics (LSE). The MONIAC was an analogue computer which used fluidic logic to model the workings of an economy. The MONIAC name may have been suggested by an association of money and ENIAC, an early electronic digital computer.

Information from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MONIAC

 

 


 

 

 


 

Professor Bill Phillips  unveils Phillips Hydraulic Economic Modelling Computer at the LSE

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