Keynes, Post-Keynesianism and Political Economy

Keynes, Post-Keynesianism and Political Economy

by Peter Kriesler
     
 

Geoff Harcourt has had a major impact on the field of Post-Keynesian economics, not only in his research but also in his teaching. Many of Harcourts students have gone on to make valuable contributions in this field. This volume brings together contributions from thirty such former students, now established in academic institutions around the world. Their… See more details below

Overview

Geoff Harcourt has had a major impact on the field of Post-Keynesian economics, not only in his research but also in his teaching. Many of Harcourts students have gone on to make valuable contributions in this field. This volume brings together contributions from thirty such former students, now established in academic institutions around the world. Their contributions focus on themes important to Harcourts work, touching upon:
· history of political economy
· methodology
· economic theory
· applied analysis This work is a valuable addition to the literature of political economy and a fitting tribute to a leading economist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415140423
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy Series, #22
Pages:
566
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Foreword
Introduction
Pt. IHistory of political economy and methodology1
1Manufacturing the Smithian paradox of value3
2The Ricardo-Malthus debate: effective demand, technical change and the limits to growth23
3Cassel on cyclical growth42
4Alfred Marshall and evangelicalism68
5Dissenting economists: the late nineteenth-century Indian tradition94
6Liquidity preference: its origin110
7Dentists, dreamers and defunct economists: some reflections on English political economy between the wars130
8Keynes's socialism: conception, strategy and espousal149
9On some arguments for the rationality of conventional behaviour under uncertainty: concepts, applicability and criticisms176
10Keynes on rationality, expectations and investment196
11Keynes' common-sense economics: a criticism of Coates' argument214
12Scientific communities, language and the Keynesian revolution229
13Situational analysis and agent rationality: Shackle contra Popper244
14The debate on excess capacity in the 1930s259
15Cantabrigian preferences: Joan Robinson v. Frank Hahn284
16Reading Marx: Joan Robinson's essay on Marxian economics295
17Joan Robinson: a neglected precursor of internal migration models312
Pt. IIEconomic theory and applied analysis335
18The Cambridge theory of distribution in the short period: an open economy approach337
19The political economy of macroeconomic policy356
20Unemployment hysteresis in an open economy368
21How manufacturing can help young people to get high-wage jobs385
22Harcourt, Hicks and Lowe: incompatible bedfellows?400
23Technological progress and effective demand: a Kaleckian perspective418
24Lighthouses, television and the theory of public goods433
25Repetition, evolution and learning in games: from equilibrium to open-endedness450
26A modified trend through peaks approach to measuring potential output: an application to the Italian economy471
27The wage-wage spiral and wage determination: an empirical appraisal for Italy486
28Disaggregated import demand functions for the Italian economy510
Index527

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