Resumen del libro
The eminent post-Keynesian economist Geoffrey Harcourt documents the development of key issues and debates in modern economics. This selection of essays focuses on the theoretical discussionsin Cambridge at this time. The author includes analyses of modern capitalism and the debates surrounding this, as well as surveys of modern economic traditions, tributes to influential thinkers known to the author, review articles and autobiographical essays.
PART I: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY The Making of a Post-Keynesian Economist PART II: THEORETICAL ESSAYS The Debates on the Representative Firm and Increasing Returns Paul Samuelson on Karl Marx 'Capital-reversing and Reswitching' Whatever Happened to the Cambridge Capital Theory Controversies? The Relevance of the Cambridge-Cambridge Controversies in Capital Theory for Econometric Practice The Harrod Model of Growth and Some Early Reactions to it On Mark Perlman and Joseph Schumpeter PART III: REVIEW ARTICLES Monsters and Morals: Review of David Jenkins On Paul Krugman on Maynard Keynes' 'General Theory' PART IV: SURVEYS Joan Robinson and her Circle Cambridge Economic Tradition PART V: POLICY New Labour and Constitutional Reform The Economic Policies of Gordon Brown and the Treasury 'Chickens coming home to roost' PART VI: INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHIES AND TRIBUTES John Cornwall Wilfred Edward Graham Salter John Richard Wells Alister Sutherland PART VII: GENERAL ESSAYS 'Despised and Rejected' Speech to Commerce Graduates