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Palgrave Macmillan

On Skidelsky's Keynes and Other Essays

Selected Essays of G. C. Harcourt

ISBN 9780230284685
Publication Date July 2012
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The collected essays in this volume chart the development of the Cambridge School of economists over the past twenty-eight years, profiling prominent thinkers who influenced the author. Geoffrey Harcourt has made major contributions to the development of post-Keynesian thought, and his theories, influences and passions are elucidated in this selection of essays.

Essays range from intellectual biographies, autobiographical writings on political economy, politics and religion, and theoretical discussions of post-Keynesian policies. The author also reviews major works in recent scholarship, including Robert Skidelsky's evaluation of Keynes's many dimensional life and works.

G. C.HARCOURT Emeritus Reader in the History of Economic Theory, Cambridge (1998), UK, Emeritus Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge (1998)and Professor Emeritus, Adelaide (1988), is now a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the School of Economics, UNSW, Australia. He is the author and editor of many books, articles and chapters in books. His books include Some Cambridge Controversies in the Theory of Capital, The Structure of Post-Keynesian Economics, (with Prue Kerr) Joan Robinson and nine volumes of selected essays.

PART I: TITLE ESSAY
On Skidelsky's Keynes 
PART II: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
Political Economy, Politics and Religion 
PART III: POST-KEYNESIAN THEORY
A Teaching Model of the 'Keynesian' System
On Keynes and Chick on Prices in Modern Capitalism
On Specifying the Demand for Imports in Macroeconomic Models
The Theoretical and Political Importance of Keynes
The Rise and Fall of Economic Neo-liberalism in Theory and Practice
Price Theory and Multinational Oligopoly 
PART IV: REVIEW ARTICLES
A Revolution Yet to Be Accomplished
The Collected Writings of an Indian Sage 
PART V: SURVEYS
Keynes and the Cambridge School
What is the Cambridge Approach to Economics? 
PART VI: POLICY
Markets, Madness and a Middle Way Revisited
Finance, Speculation and Stability 
PART VII: INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHIES AND TRIBUTES
Tom Asimakopulos
Keith Septimus Frearson
William Brian Reddaway
Sukhamoy Chakravarty
David Gawen Champerowne
Robin Matthews 
PART VIII: GENERAL ESSAYS
Economics: From Moral Science to Game Theory
100 Years of the Economics Tripos

Reviews

'Like his mentor Joan Robinson, Geoff Harcourt's writings combine personal conviction, a passion for justice, policy relevance and penetrating analysis. Harcourt has a unique voice that is increasingly rare, and hence increasingly valuable. These essays, like all of his writings, are marked by an authoritative command of both contemporary and historical literatures, and engaging writing radiating grace, style and wit. Harcourt continues to be an inspirational figure for those working in the history of economics, who also share a desire to be relevant to contemporary economics, to students of economics and to the world.'
- Professor Avi Cohen, York University
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