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Palgrave Macmillan

Michał Kalecki: An Intellectual Biography

Volume I Rendezvous in Cambridge 1899-1939

ISBN 9780230211865
Publication Date July 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Studies in History of Economic Thought Series

The Polish economist Michał Kalecki (1899-1970) was one of the architects of the Keynesian Revolution in economic theory and policy who came to England soon after the publication of Keynes's General Theory. Jan Toporowski's intellectual biography of Kalecki brings to the general reader, as well as professional economists, an explanation of the key ideas of Kalecki and how these differed from the theories of John Maynard Keynes. The book contains a wealth of new material on Kalecki and Keynes's circle in Cambridge, their shared ideas and disagreements. Kalecki's discussions of the business cycle, the New Deal, and the respective economic policies of the Popular Front in France, Nazi Germany and inter-War Poland, changed the Economics of the twentieth century. Jan Toporowski's lively and accessible discussion of Kalecki's intellectual development casts important new light on Economics and economic policy in a time of instability and financial crisis.

Jan Toporowski studied Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London, and the University of Birmingham, both UK. He has worked in fund management, international banking, central banking and financial and economic consultancy. Since 2004 he has been teaching and researching at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

1. Early Years
2. In the Crucible of the Revolution
3. Economic Journalism
4. To Warsaw
5. At the Institute
6. The Socialist Discussions
7. The Enigma of the Business Cycle
8. Sweden
9. London
10. From London to Cambridge
11. Seeking Work Again
12. The First Synthesis of Theory
13. 'Kalecki and his Myrmidons'
14. Shared Ideas amid Mutual Incomprehension


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