The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

by John Maynard Keynes

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Overview

This book was originally published by Macmillan in 1936. It was voted the top Academic Book that Shaped Modern Britain by Academic Book Week (UK) in 2017, and in 2011 was placed on Time Magazine's top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923. Reissued with a fresh Introduction by the Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman and a new Afterword by Keynes’ biographer Robert Skidelsky, this important work is made available to a new generation.

The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned.

Highly provocative at its time of publication, this book and Keynes’ theories continue to remain the subject of much support and praise, criticism and debate. Economists at any stage in their career will enjoy revisiting this treatise and observing the relevance of Keynes’ work in today’s contemporary climate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319703435
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/21/2018
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 404
Sales rank: 1,186,751
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is one of the most influential economists of modern times. Educated at Cambridge University, he returned to teach at, and become a fellow of, Kings College, Cambridge. In 1915 Keynes joined the UK Treasury and acted as an advisor to government for many years. His ideas are now known the world over as Keynesian economics.

Table of Contents

Preface by John Maynard Keynes


Preface to the German Edition


Preface to the Japanese Edition


Preface to the French Edition


Introduction by Paul Krugman


Book I Introduction


1 The General Theory


2 The Postulates of the Classical Eco


3 The Principle of Effective Demand


Book II Definitions and Ideas


4 The Choice of Units


5 Expectation as Determining Output and Employment.


6 The Definition of Income, Saving and Investment.


7 The Meaning of Saving and Investment Further Considered


Book III The Propensity to Consume


8 The Propensity to Consume: I. The Objective Factors


9 The Propensity to Consume: II. The Subjective Factors


10 The Marginal Propensity to Consume and the Multiplier


Book IV The Inducement to Invest


11 The Marginal Efficiency of Capital


12 The State of Long-Term Expectation


13 The General Theory of the Rate of Interest


14 The Classical Theory of the Rate of Interest


15 The Psychological and Business Incentives to Liquidity


16 Sundry Observations on the Nature of Capital


17 The Essential Properties of Interest and Money



18 The General Theory of Employment Re-Stated


Book V Money-wages and Prices


19 Changes in Money-wages


20 The Employment Function



21 The Theory of Prices.- Book VI Short Notes Suggested by the General Theory


22 Notes on the Trade Cycle


23 Notes on Mercantilism, The Usury Laws, Stamped Money and Theories Of Under-Consumption


24 Concluding Notes on the Social Philosophy Towards which the General Theory Might Lead


Afterword by Robert Skidelsky

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