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The Origins of the Keynesian Revolution

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The Origins of the Keynesian Revolution

The Development of Keynes’s Theory of Employment and Output

9781852786458 Edward Elgar Publishing
Robert Dimand, Professor of Economics, Brock University, Canada
Publication Date: March 1992 ISBN: 978 1 85278 645 8 Extent: 224 pp

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‘The book is well researched and clearly written, and is a valuable account of the evolution of Keynes’s ideas in the period under review. I recommend The Origins of the Keynesian Revolution as a scholarly study of the evolution of an important aspect of macroeconomics.’
– Athol Fitzgibbons, Australian Economic History Review

‘This is a very good treatment, adding to a growing literature on the development of John Maynard Keynes’s monetary theory as it progressed from the Tract through the Treatise to the General Theory. Professor Dimand has given us a very good account of all this. His book should be used not only in history of thought courses but also in macro and money courses as an antidote, if nothing else, to the extremely limited view of Keynesian economics which most textbooks provide.’
– Thomas K. Rymes, Journal of the History of Economic Thought

‘Robert Dimand has written a superb book. . . . It is appropriate for use in classes on the history of economic thought and will serve as a nice supplement in a macroeconomics course. It would be perfect in a seminar on the development of Keynes’s thought. Indeed, it would not be surprising if more of such courses were taught as a result of the publication of this excellent little book.’
– Bruce J. Caldwell, Review of Political Economy

‘This book traces an important and exciting chapter in the history of economic thought, with painstaking documentation from old sources and from previously unexploited, unpublished material. It does this with a sure and mature understanding of the intellectual and theoretical issues. Dimand is an excellent theorist himself. The book is beautifully and clearly written.’
– James Tobin, Yale University, US

‘Dimand’s book will stimulate much discussion. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the development of monetary and macroeconomic theory during the 1920s and 1960s.’
– Robert Stanley Herren, Journal of Economic History

‘Robert Dimand has written an excellent study of the evolution of J.M. Keynes’s economic thought from its origins in orthodox Cambridge monetary theory through its early 1930s development leading to the General Theory.’
– John B. Davis, Review of Social Economy
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