- Filename: the-joan-robinson-legacy.
- ISBN: 0765608839
- Release Date: 1991
- Number of pages: 284
- Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the 20th century's most accomplished and controversial economists, scholars from around the world reflect on the legacy of Joan Robinson's work. Addressing Robinsonian themes in growth, money, trade and methodology, their essays provide fresh perspectives on old questions. Joan Robinson's first priority was not theoretical perfection or abstract rigor. The arcane debates of the profession had little practical relevance and became increasingly tedious to her. Ironically, much of current economic theory embraces the realism she was striving toward. Indeed, as the essays in this volume show, she was in many ways ahead of her time. The volume begins by tracing the intellectual contours of her work and discussing the people and events that shaped her thinking. The succeeding chapters address her theories on accumulation, capital, and equilibrium, her interpretation of Marx, as well as the influence of Piero Sraffa. Several chapters analyze and extend her theory of growth, illustrating the wide applicability of her approach. be of great interest to scholars interested in growth, income distribution, post-Keynesian economics, macroeconomics, history of thought, money, capital theory, international trade and finance.
Rosa Luxemburg, Oskar Lange and Michal Kalecki made important contributions to twentieth century political economy that guided the thinking of their student Tadeusz Kowalik. These contributions are re-examined by renowned economists, highlighting the common themes in their political economy and the neglected aspects of their work.
Sir John Hicks made a significant impact on almost every aspect of modern economic theory. The Legacy of Hicks is a collection of essays written in his memory. This volume brings together a series of essays written by some of the world's leading economists who are not only familiar with his contributions, but have, each one, also made outstanding contributions in the same area. The work is organized in such a way as to stress the contribution of Hicks to economics in general and his impact on the foundations of economic theory. The Legacy of Hicks encapsulates the achievements of this prolific, self-critical economist, as well as assessing the influence his work has had and will continue to have.
Sir John Hicks made a major contribution to almost every aspect of modern economic theory. His diverse and inventive work has left a huge impression on the discipline. Contributors: Christopher Bliss, Oxford University; John S. Chipman, University of Minnesota; Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, Vanderbilt University; Richard Goodwin, University of Siena; Frank H. Hahn, Cambridge University; John D. Hey, University of York; Charles M. Kennedy, University of Kent; David Laidler, University of Western Ontario; Axel Leijonhufvud, University of California, Los Angeles; Robin C.O. Matthews, Cambridge University; Michio Morishima, London School of Economics; Kurt W. Rothschild, Vienna; Robin Rowley, McGill University; Roberto Scazzieri, University of Bologna.
By the 1950s the percentage of all economic doctorates awarded to women had dropped to a record low of less than five percent. By presenting interviews with the female economists who received PhD's between 1950 and 1975, this book provides a richer understanding of the sociology of the economics profession. Their post-war experiences as family members, students and professionals, illustrate the challenges that have been faced by women, including both white and African-American women, in a white male dominated profession. Engaging and insightful, the impressive scope of philosophical perspectives, career paths, research interests, feminist inclinations, and observations about the economics profession and women's place within it, will appeal to anyone interested in economics, sociology and gender studies.
Included in this volume are papers which are recognized as some of the foundations of post-Keynesian Economics, analysing problems set in historical time and starting from 'real world' observations. The book reflects Geoff Harcourt's contribution to economic debate over more than three decades. It also includes intellectual biographies of some of the most prominent and leading unorthodox economists, such as Kenneth Boulding, Eric Russell and Lorie Tarshis.
The dust bunnies are back for another round of rhyming fun. But this time a big MEAN dust bunny wants to play—and run and chase and grab! Can the four little dust bunnies get that bully to play nice? Jan Thomas’s lovable critters shine again in this hilarious rhyme-filled book that starts with scares and ends with…smiles.
Get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and money away from your development efforts. In this book, Michael Feathers offers start-to-finish strategies for working more effectively with large, untested legacy code bases. This book draws on material Michael created for his renowned Object Mentor seminars: techniques Michael has used in mentoring to help hundreds of developers, technical managers, and testers bring their legacy systems under control. The topics covered include Understanding the mechanics of software change: adding features, fixing bugs, improving design, optimizing performance Getting legacy code into a test harness Writing tests that protect you against introducing new problems Techniques that can be used with any language or platform—with examples in Java, C++, C, and C# Accurately identifying where code changes need to be made Coping with legacy systems that aren't object-oriented Handling applications that don't seem to have any structure This book also includes a catalog of twenty-four dependency-breaking techniques that help you work with program elements in isolation and make safer changes.
Explores how children's writers around the world have presented the theme and concept of time past.
The impact of Kalecki's (1899-1970) ideas lagged behind Keynes's work, because Kalecki's writings were in Polish and he was little known outside of Poland in the 1930s; but the two overlapped and converged in many areas. In this two-volume set, edited and introduced by Sawyer (economics, U. of Leeds, UK), 55 articles dating from 1966 to 1997 -- a combination of Kalecki's own writings and papers that evaluate and extend his work -- are reprinted in (legible) facsimile. The first volume focuses on capitalist economies, notably the effective demand, pricing, and distributions of income based on the degree of monopoly, cycles and growth, and the political economy of full employment. The second volume emphasizes money, finance, and taxation, as well as Kalecki's work on socialist economies and developing economies. Indexed by name only.
This book traces the development of economic theory from Plato through to contemporary thought. All the major movements are covered and presented here in 6 chronological parts.
This two volume Handbook contains chapters on the main areas to which Post-Keynesians have made sustained and important contributions. These include theories of accumulation, distribution, pricing, money and finance, international trade and capital flows, the environment, methodological issues, criticism of mainstream economics and Post-Keynesian policies. The Introduction outlines what is in the two volumes, in the process placing Post-Keynesian procedures and contributions in appropriate contexts.