The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

This book was originally published by Macmillan in 1936.

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319703442

Category: Business & Economics

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This book was originally published by Macmillan in 1936. It was voted the top Academic Book that Shaped Modern Britain by Academic Book Week (UK) in 2017, and in 2011 was placed on Time Magazine's top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923. Reissued with a fresh Introduction by the Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman and a new Afterword by Keynes’ biographer Robert Skidelsky, this important work is made available to a new generation. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned. Highly provocative at its time of publication, this book and Keynes’ theories continue to remain the subject of much support and praise, criticism and debate. Economists at any stage in their career will enjoy revisiting this treatise and observing the relevance of Keynes’ work in today’s contemporary climate.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

John Maynard Keynes is perhaps the foremost economic thinker of the 20th century. He ranks with Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and his impact on how economics was practiced, from the Great Depression to the 1970s, was unmatched.

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

ISBN: 1840227478

Category: Economics

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John Maynard Keynes is perhaps the foremost economic thinker of the 20th century. He ranks with Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and his impact on how economics was practiced, from the Great Depression to the 1970s, was unmatched.

Biography of an Idea

Biography of an Idea devotes four chapters to an analysis of The General Theory and an examination of the economic logic of Keynes. The author disentangles the work's fundamentally simple theses from its difficult technical pre-sentation.

Author: David Felix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351294225

Category: Business & Economics

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The culmination of John Maynard Keynes's thought and lifework was The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Here, placing it in the context of his era, David Felix examines the evolution of Keynes's theorizing. He boldly claims that The General Theory lacks logical and factual support as pure theory, but is an achievement of great statesmanship in political economy. Felix argues that Keynes's ideas have misled successive generations of students and practitioners. He suggests that a more discriminating view of his thought can reconcile Keynesian views with neoclassical theory and replace the false synthesis that dominates contemporary text-books with a truer one. Biography of an Idea devotes four chapters to an analysis of The General Theory and an examination of the economic logic of Keynes. The author disentangles the work's fundamentally simple theses from its difficult technical pre-sentation. He shows how Keynes shaped his economic model as he did as an effort to win public support for sensible policies that clashed with generally accepted beliefs of the time. Biography of an Idea is bound to be controversial due to the many cohorts of economists who have been trained in macroeconomics according to Keynes. It will be of interest and ac-cessible to intellectually curious laymen and students, and important to economists, historians, and political scientists.

Book Review The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money by John M Keynes

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Author: 50MINUTES.COM,

Publisher: 50Minutes.com

ISBN: 9782808006330

Category: Business & Economics

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It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes was first published in 1936, and had a lasting impact on both economic theory and state economic policies. Keynes’s primary aim was to challenge certain aspects of classical economics which were accepted as fact at the time, namely Say’s law, which states that supply will create its own demand, and the assumption that free markets automatically tend towards full employment. Keynes introduced several revolutionary concepts in this book, including effective demand, the propensity to consume, the investment multiplier and the liquidity-preference, to support his arguments in favour of greater state interventionism as a response to financial crises. This book review and analysis is perfect for: • Anyone interested in the history of economic theory, particularly macroeconomics • Anyone who wants to understand the aims of state intervention in the financial market • Students of, or anyone interested in, modern politics and economics About 50MINUTES.COM| BOOK REVIEW The Book Review series from the 50Minutes collection is aimed at anyone who is looking to learn from experts in their field without spending hours reading endless pages of information. Our reviews present a concise summary of the main points of each book, as well as providing context, different perspectives and concrete examples to illustrate the key concepts.

John Maynard Keynes The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money Konsumfunktion und Multiplikator

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich VWL - Geldtheorie, Geldpolitik, Note: 2,0, Universität Hohenheim, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Am 24.

Author: Markus Figiel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640730605

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich VWL - Geldtheorie, Geldpolitik, Note: 2,0, Universität Hohenheim, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Am 24. Oktober 1929, dem sogenannten "Schwarzen Freitag" brach die New Yorker Börse zusammen. Dieser folgenschwere Tag war der Beginn der "Great Depression", die den historischen Hintergrund für die "General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money" von John Maynard Keynes legte. Die Great Depression beherrschte die Jahre 1929 bis 1933, in denen die weltweite Produktion massiv einbrach und Arbeitslosigkeit ein kollektives Phänomen war. Die damals vorherrschende ökonomische Theorie der Klassiker vertraute auf die selbststabilisierenden Kräfte der Wirtschaft und propagierte Enthaltsamkeit seitens der Politik. Nach, der damals dominierenden Meinung der Klassiker, würden sinkende Löhne und Preise eine Gegentendenz auslösen, die letztendlich die Wirtschaft wieder in ihr Gleichgewicht bei Vollbeschäftigung bringt. Diese Voraussetzungen waren in der Weltwirtschaftskrise erfüllt, Preise und Löhne sanken im großen Umfang, jedoch war eine Tendenz zur Rückkehr zur Vollbeschäftigung nicht erkennbar. Keynes folgerte vor diesem Hintergrund, dass sich die in einer Krise automatisch ausgelöste Tendenz zur Rückkehr zum Gleichgewicht, wenn überhaupt vorhanden, nur sehr langsam und "schmerzhaft" vollzog. Dies verlangte, laut Keynes, nach einer neuen Theorie, die die wahren Gründe der Arbeitslosigkeit beschrieb und zugleich den Weg aus der Krise aufzeigte. Keynes leitendes Interesse bestand darin eine Theorie zu entwickeln, welche die Realität der Krise abbildete und der Wirtschaftspolitik praktische Ratschläge lieferte, wie eine Krise bewältigt werden konnte. Diese Arbeit widmet sich zwei zentralen Gegenständen der "General Theory", nämlich dem Konsum und dem Multiplikator.

Anticipations of the General Theory

This book examines the much-debated question of whether John Maynard Keynes' greatest work—The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money—was an instance of Mertonian simultaneous scientific discovery.

Author: Don Patinkin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226648745

Category: Business & Economics

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This book examines the much-debated question of whether John Maynard Keynes' greatest work—The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money—was an instance of Mertonian simultaneous scientific discovery. In part I of this study, Don Patinkin argues for Keynes' originality, rejecting the claims of the Stockholm school and the Polish economist Michal Kalecki. Patinkin shows that the theoretical problems to which the Stockholm school and Kalecki devoted their attention largely differed from those of the General Theory and that, even when the problem addressed was similar, the treatment they accorded it was not part of their central messages. In the remaining parts of the book Patinkin presents a critique of Keynes' theory of effective demand and discusses Keynes' monetary theory and policy thinking, as well as the relationship between the respective developments of Keynesian theory and national income accounting in the 1930s.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

Classical economics suggests that market economies are self-correcting in times of recession or depression, and tend toward full employment and output. But English economist John Maynard Keynes disagrees.

Author: John Collins

Publisher: Macat Library

ISBN: 1912127903

Category: Economics

Page: 106

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John Maynard Keynes's 1936 General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money is a perfect example of the global power of critical thinking. A radical reconsideration of some of the founding principles and accepted axioms of classical economics at the time, it provoked a revolution in economic thought and government economic policies across the world. Unsurprisingly, Keynes's closely argued refutation of the then accepted grounds of economics employs all the key critical thinking skills: analysing and evaluating the old theories and their weaknesses; interpreting and clarifying his own fundamental terms and ideas; problem solving; and using creative thinking to go beyond the old economic theories. Perhaps above all, however, the General Theory is a masterclass in problem solving. Good problem solvers identify their problem, offer a methodology for solving it, and suggest solutions. For Keynes the problem was both real and theoretical: unemployment. A major issue for governments during the Great Depression, unemployment was also a problem for classical economics. In classical economics, theoretically, unemployment would always disappear. Keynes offered both an explanation of why this was not the case in practice, and a range of solutions that could be implemented through government monetary policy.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

It is pervaded with an air of mistrust for the rationality of free-market decision making. Regarded widely as the cornerstone of Keynesian thought, this book challenged the established classical economics and introduced new concepts.

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Repro Knowledgcast Limited

ISBN: 9390997739

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The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money of 1936 is a book by English economist John Maynard Keynes. It caused a profound shift in economic thought, giving macroeconomics a central place in economic theory and contributing much of its terminology - the "Keynesian Revolution". It had equally powerful consequences in economic policy, being interpreted as providing theoretical support for government spending in general, and for budgetary deficits, monetary intervention and counter-cyclical policies in particular. It is pervaded with an air of mistrust for the rationality of free-market decision making. Regarded widely as the cornerstone of Keynesian thought, this book challenged the established classical economics and introduced new concepts. It remains a relevant topic of debate to this day, perhaps more than ever. Given the economic turmoil of recent years, this debate is more heated than ever, between the Keynesian model of economics of Bush and Obama which favors bailouts and other government intervention to try to stabilize the market, and the Austrian school of economics which sees government intervention as detrimental and favors letting the market sort itself out on its own with minimal government interference.

The Making of Keynes General Theory

This 1984 book describes the development of thought, both of Keynes and others, culminating in the publication in 1936 of Keynes' General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

Author: Richard F. Kahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521253734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

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This 1984 book describes the development of thought, both of Keynes and others, culminating in the publication in 1936 of Keynes' General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. As one of Keynes' close collaborators - from December 1929, when the writing of the Treatise was nearing its completion - Richard Khan provides a uniquely insightful analysis of these events. The author starts with a brief survey of the contributions influential in forming Keynes' early ideas, and moves on to explore the significance of the Quantity Theory of Money, and traces the development of Keynes' attitude towards the theory through his published books. Subsequent lectures are devoted to Keynes' Treatise on Money, and to his more popular writings as an economic adviser which marked the transition from the thinking in the Treatise to that in the General Theory which the author critically examines. The final lecture records the author's memory of his personal relationship with Keynes.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

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Author: John Maynard 1883-1946 Keynes

Publisher: Hassell Street Press

ISBN: 1013864743

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