John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946 (Pioneers in Economics No 46)

John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946 (Pioneers in Economics No 46)

By: Mark Blaug (editor)Hardback

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In a series that presents critical appraisals of influential economists from the 17th century to the present day, this four-volume collection of critical assessments on John Maynard Keynes covers the period 1981 to 1989. The literature on Keynes has accelerated in the last decade and its focus of attention has altered out of all recognition compared to the commentaries of the half-century 1936-1981. The secondary literature of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s might be fairly summed up as "trying to make sense of what Keynes meant in "The General Theory". The new literature on the other hand, is largely content to leave this work to one side, and treat his "Treatise on Probability" as his only great work. The burden of recent books and articles about Keynes suggest that rather than assuming a "break" between the early and the late Keynes, there was instead a constant thread of doubt and scepticism about the possibility of rational economic calculations running all through his writings from the beginning. A coherent philosophical vision coloured every word he wrote, a vision that declared war against all manifestations of positivism and empiricism.

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Vol 1: The economics of Keynes and Leijonhufvud, P.Arestis and E.Karakitsos; the legacy of Keynes, H.P.Minsky; Keynes's analysis of wages and unemployment revisited, J.T.Addison and J.Burton; a neglected chapter in Keynes' general theory, R.R.Keller and J.L.Carlson; Keynes' theory of effective demand revisited, A.Asimakopulos; deficient foresight - a troublesome theme in Keynesian economics, A.Coddington; on Keynes' finance motive, E.J. McKenna and D.C.Zannoni; the Keynesian and classical determination of the exchange rate, E.M.Classen.Part contents. Vol 2: the scientific method of Keynes, B.Littleboy and G.Mehta; selective rediscovery of economic ideas - what Keynes found in Malthus, W.Guthrie; extension of the economics of Keynes to the United States, E.M.Miller; how consistent was Keynes' theory of effective demand?, D.L.Roberts; Keynes' theory of the rate of interest and its links with the mercantilist theory of money and Fisher's theory of income, A.Pellanda; Keynes and economics today, D.Patinkin; Meltzer on Keynes' labour market theory - a review of the General Theory's second chapter, T.Tuchscherer. Part contents. Vol 3: Keynes's errors in the liquidity preference versus loanable funds controversy, M.Y.Liang; what Keynes knew about Marx, R.Behrens; finance, saving and investment in Keynes's economics, J.Snippe; Keynes, Harrod and the rational expectations revolution, S.M.Fazzari; finance, saving and investment in Keynes's economics - a comment, A.Asimakopolus; why cutting real wages will not necessarily reduce unemployment - Keynes and the postulates of the classical economists, J.S.L.McCombie. Part contents. Vol 4: Keynes and the Keynesian cross - a note, D.R.Fusfeld; Keynes's changing conception of probability, B.W.Bateman; Patinkin on Keynes' theory of effective demand, B.Littleboy and G.Mehta; Keynes and the long-period theory of employment - a note, A.Bhattacharjea; 50 years of Keynes, M.J.Ulmer; labour supply response in Keynes's theory of involuntary unemployment, C.B.Garrison. Part contents.

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  • publication date: 15/08/1991
  • ISBN13: 9781852785109
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1204
  • ID: 9781852785109
  • weight: 2300
  • ISBN10: 1852785101

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