The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money


As a memorial to Lord Keynes, The Royal Economic Society has published his Collected Writings. Volumes not listed appear in hardcover only.
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As a memorial to Lord Keynes, The Royal Economic Society has published his Collected Writings. Volumes not listed appear in hardcover only.
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'The General Theory is nothing less than an epic journey out of intellectual darkness. That, as much as its continuing relevance to economic policy, is what makes it a book for the ages. Read it, and marvel.' - From the introduction by Paul Krugman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781258933364
  • Publisher: Literary Licensing LLC
  • Publication date: 10/27/2013
  • Pages: 414
  • Sales rank: 555,962
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES was a Fellow at King's College, Cambridge and one of the most influential figures in modern macroeconomics.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The General Theory 3
Ch. 2 The Postulates of the Classical Economics 4
Ch. 3 The Principle of Effective Demand 23
Ch. 4 The Choice of Units 37
Ch. 5 Expectation as Determining Output and Employment 46
Ch. 6 The Definition of Income, Saving and Investment 52
App User Cost 66
Ch. 7 The Meaning of Saving and Investment, Further Considered 74
Ch. 8 The Propensity to Consume: I. The Objective Factors 89
Ch. 9 The Propensity to Consume: II. The Subjective Factors 107
Ch. 10 The Marginal Propensity to Consume and the Multiplier 113
Ch. 11 The Marginal Efficiency of Capital 135
Ch. 12 The State of Long-Term Expectation 147
Ch. 13 The General Theory of the Rate of Interest 165
Ch. 14 The Classical Theory of the Rate of Interest 175
App Rate of Interest in Marshall's Principles of Economics, Ricardo's Principles of Political Economy and elsewhere 186
Ch. 15 The Psychological and Business Incentives to Liquidity 194
Ch. 16 Sundry Observations on the Nature of Capital 210
Ch. 17 The Essential Properties of Interest and Money 222
Ch. 18 The General Theory of Employment Re-Stated 245
Ch. 19 Changes in Money-Wages 257
App Prof. Pigou's Theory of Uneployment 272
Ch. 20 The Employment Function 280
Ch. 21 The Theory of Prices 292
Ch. 22 Notes on the Trade Cycle 313
Ch. 23 Notes on Mercantilism, the Usury Laws, Stamped Money and Theories of Under-Consumption 333
Ch. 24 Concluding Notes on the Social Philosophy towards which the General Theory might lead 372
Index 385
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Still worth reading

    Big and complex and difficult to read, but then again you probably know that before going into this technical guide to crises written by a hoity-toity perfesser from 1930's England.

    Not much to add that people don't already know about this book, but I do love a few of the "Governments would never be so dumb as to do this..." parts, usually referring to something done in response to the current global melt-down. (For example, internal devaluation.)

    Keynes: Making it clear that the world is being run by its worst people since 1936.

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