Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought, Palgrave Macmillan Cham, 20022, pp. X-277
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98587-5; eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-98588-2
This book brings together important essays by Richard F. Kahn, Keynes’s pupil and literary executor and one of the most influential economists in the Cambridge tradition. The essays address issues – ranging from imperfect competition and pricing mechanisms to inflation, unemployment, and the regulation of international trade and finance – that remain highly relevant and topical.
They are addressed from a Keynesian perspective, with exploration of the interface between economic theory and policy. The introduction, by the editors, places the essays in their own context while at the same time offering guidance in understanding their relevance to the present scenario.
Richard F. Kahn: Collected Economic Essays is a fitting companion to the 1972 collection of essays, edited by Kahn himself. It will be of interest to scholars and students as a guide to the work of an outstanding economist and a great figure in the Keynesian tradition.
“Richard Kahn is of great interest to historians of economics because of his role at the centre of two of the central developments in economics in the 20th century: imperfect competition and the Keynesian revolution. This collection, including an important, previously unpublished paper from 1933, and the very helpful editorial introduction successfully illustrate the evolution of Kahn’s thinking from the 1930s to the 1970s.”
—Roger E. Backhouse, University of Birmingham and Erasmus University Rotterdam
—Robert W. Dimand, Brock University
Maria Cristina Marcuzzo is Honorary Professor at La Sapienza University of Rome and a Fellow of the Italian Academy of the Lincei.
Paolo Paesani is Associate Professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata where he teaches History of Economic Thought and Economic Policy.
Table of contents (13 chapters)
Maria Cristina Marcuzzo, Paolo Paesani
Imperfect Competition and the Marginal Principle
The Problem of Duopoly
Oxford Studies in the Price Mechanism
The Cambridge ‘Circus’
Some Aspects of the Development of Keynes’s Thought
‘The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money’
International Money and Trade
International Regulation of Trade and Exchanges
The International Monetary System
Historical Origins of the International Monetary Fund
Unemployment and Inflation
Unemployment as seen by the Keynesians
Thoughts on the Behaviour of Wages and Monetarism
Inflation—A Keynesian View