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The Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes

Edited by Robert W. Dimand, Professor of Economics, Brock University, Canada and Harald Hagemann, Professor Emeritus of Economic Theory, University of Hohenheim, Germany
The most influential and controversial economist of the twentieth century, John Maynard Keynes was the leading founder of modern macroeconomics, and was also an important historical figure as a critic of the Versailles Peace Treaty after World War I and an architect of the Bretton Woods international monetary system after World War II. This comprehensive Companion elucidates his contributions, his significance, his historical context and his continuing legacy.
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Publication Date: 2019
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economic History
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Post-Keynesian Economics
The most influential and controversial economist of the twentieth century, John Maynard Keynes was the leading founder of modern macroeconomics, and was also an important historical figure as a critic of the Versailles Peace Treaty after World War I and an architect of the Bretton Woods international monetary system after World War II. This comprehensive Companion elucidates his contributions, his significance, his historical context and his continuing legacy. Prominent scholars examine Keynes’s life and major writings, his theories and contributions, influences on the development of his thought, his interactions with his contemporaries, his followers and critics, the lasting significance of his work and the changing fortunes of Keynesianism in different countries.

The Companion will serve as the standard reference work for all those interested in John Maynard Keynes, in the economics of Keynes and in the history of macroeconomics.
‘Imaginatively edited and extremely wide-ranging, this always readable and sometimes provocative collection vividly displays the depth, breadth and persistence of Keynes’s influence on our discipline: particularly recommended as a reliable cure for the intellectual indigestion so often brought on by overindulging in any of today’s DSGE-heavy diets.’
– David Laidler, University of Western Ontario, Canada

‘To create a macroeconomics for this century, economists cannot do better than to build on the legacy of Keynes, the great economist of the last century. The Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes provides essential background, context, and analysis for understanding Keynes’s work. I wish it had been available when I was preparing my own contribution to the rejuvenation of ideas that were revolutionary when Keynes propounded them more than 80 years ago and remain revolutionary to this day.’
– Stephen Marglin, Harvard University, US
Contributors: N. Aslanbeigui, M. Assous, R. Backhouse, I. Barens, D. Besomi, P. Bini, M. Boianovsky, H. Bortis, M. Boumans, V. Caspari, V. Chick, P. Clarke, P. Davidson, J.B. Davis, R.W. Dimand, R. Dos Santos Ferreira, S. Dow, M.J. Flanders, J. Forder, M. Forstater, D. Glasner, R. Gomez Betancourt, C. Goodhart, P. Groenewegen, H. Hagemann, O. Hamouda, G.C. Harcourt, I. Hardeen, E. Hein, S. Hollander, P. Howitt, S. Howson, S.D. Kasper, P. Kerr, J. King, H. Klausinger, J. Kregel, P. Kriesler, H.D. Kurz, M. Lavoie, B. Littleboy, L. Magnusson, M.C. Marcuzzo, A. Millmow, D.E. Moggridge, A. Molavi Vassei, J. Neville, R. O’Donnell, G. Oakes, L. Ramrattan, S. Rivot, G. Rubin, M. Sawyer, R. Skidelsky, R.P. Smith, P. Spahn, M. Szenberg, A. Thirlwall, G. Tilly, H.-M. Trautwein, M. Wakatabe, L.R. Wray, W. Young
Contents:

PART I: LIFE AND WORK
1. John Neville Keynes
Heinrich Bortis

2. Florence Ada Keynes
Indra Hardeen

3. Lydia Lopokova
Indra Hardeen

4. The Bloomsbury Group
Victoria Chick

5. The India Office
Donald Moggridge

6. World War I
Donald Moggridge

7. Keynes and British Financial Policy in the Inter-war period
Donald Moggridge

8. World War II
Donald Moggridge

9. Before and After Bretton Woods
June Flanders

PART II: INFLUENCES
10. G.E. Moore
John Davis

11. Bertrand Russell
John Davis

12. Ludwig Wittgenstein
John Davis

13. Frank P. Ramsey
John Davis

14. Thomas Robert Malthus
Samuel Hollander

15. Alfred Marshall
Peter Groenewegen

16. Knut Wicksell
Mauro Boianovsky

17. John Atkinson Hobson
John King

18. Irving Fisher
Robert W. Dimand

PART III: MAJOR WORKS
19. A Treatise on Probability
Rod O’Donnell

20. Indian Currency and Finance
Rebecca Gomez-Betancourt

21. The Economic Consequences of the Peace
Robert W. Dimand

22. A Tract on Monetary Reform
Robert W. Dimand

23. The Economic Consequences of Mr. Churchill
Robert W. Dimand

24. The End of Laissez-Faire
Sherry Davis Kasper

25. Am I a Liberal?
Robert W. Dimand

26. Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren
Harald Hagemann

27. A Treatise on Money
Ingo Barens

28. Essays in Biography
Geoff Harcourt

29. Lectures on ‘The Monetary Theory of Production’ and ‘The General Theory of Employment'
Robert W. Dimand

30. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
Robert Skidelsky

31. How to Pay for the War
Peter Spahn

PART IV: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
32. The Quantity Theory of Money
Arash Molavi Vassei

33. The Multiplier
Robert W. Dimand

34. Say’s Law
Harald Hagemann

35. Effective Demand
Paul Davidson

36. Unemployment
Sylvie Rivot

37. Wages and Employment
Harald Hagemann

38. Consumption and Saving
Volker Caspari

39. Investment, Expectations and the Marginal Efficiency of Capital
Jan Kregel

40. Liquidity Preference
Victoria Chick

41. Risk and Uncertainty
Sheila Dow

42. IS-LM
Warren Young

43. The Finance Motive
Jan Kregel

44. The Keynes-Sraffa-Hayek Controversy
Heinz D. Kurz

45. Econometrics: The Keynes-Tinbergen controversy
Marcel Boumans and Neil De Marchi

46. Trade Cycle
Daniele Besomi

47. Mercantilism
Lars Magnusson

48. Imperfect Competition
Rodolphe Dos Santos Ferreira

PART V: Critics and contemporaries
49. Arthur Cecil Pigou
Nahid Aslanbeigui and Guy Oakes

50. Dennis Holme Robertson
Mauro Boianovsky and Charles Goodhart

51. Joseph Alois Schumpeter
Harald Hagemann

52. Lionel Robbins
Susan Howson

53. Ralph George Hawtrey
David Glasner

54. Friedrich August Hayek
Hansjörg Klausinger

55. Bertil Ohlin
Hans-Michael Trautwein

56. William H. Beveridge
Robert W. Dimand

57. Michal Kalecki
Malcolm Sawyer

PART VI: ASSOCIATES
58. Piero Sraffa
Heinz Kurz

59. Roy Forbes Harrod
Daniele Besomi

60. Richard Ferdinand Kahn
Maria Cristina Marcuzzo

61. Joan Violet Robinson
Prue Kerr

62. James Edward Meade
Susan Howson

63. Colin Clark
Alex Millmow

64. Richard Stone
Ron P. Smith

65. Lorie Tarshis
Robert W. Dimand

66. David Champernowne
Mauro Boianovsky

PART VII: LEGACY AND IMPACT
67. John Richard Hicks
Omar Hamouda

68. G.L.S. Shackle
Bruce Littleboy

69. Alvin Harvey Hansen
Roger E. Backhouse

70. Mabel Timlin
Robert W. Dimand

71. Paul Anthony Samuelson
Roger E. Backhouse

72. Lawrence Klein
Robert W. Dimand

73. Franco Modigliani
Michael Szenberg and Lall Ramrattan

74. Robert M. Solow
Michael Assoũs

75. James Tobin
Robert W. Dimand

76. Nicholas Kaldor
A.P. Thirlwall

77. Milton Friedman
Sylvie Rivot

78. Harry Gordon Johnson
Donald Moggridge

79. Don Patinkin
Goulven Rubin

80. Robert W. Clower
Peter Howitt

81. Axel Leijonhufvud
Hans-Michael Trautwein

82. Hyman Minsky
L. Randall Wray

83. Sidney Weintraub
Paul Davidson

84. Post-Keynesian Economics
Eckhard Hein and Marc Lavoie

85. New Keynesian Macroeconomics
Peter Spahn

86. The Phillips Curve
James Forder

87. The Rise, Fall, and Return of the ‘Master’
Peter Clarke

PART VIII: KEYNESIANISM IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES
88. Keynesianism in the United Kingdom
Geoff Tily

89. Keynesianism in the United States
Mathew Forstater

90. Keynesianism in Canada
Robert W. Dimand

91. Keynesianism in Germany
Harald Hagemann

92. Keynesianism in France
Goulven Rubin

93. Keynesianism in Italy
Piero Bini

94. Keynesianism in Japan
Masazumi Wakatabe

95. Keynesianism in Australia
John W. Neville and Peter Kriesler

Index