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Cambridge and the Monetary Theory of Production : The Collapse of Marshallian Macroeconomics - Robert J. Bigg

Cambridge and the Monetary Theory of Production

The Collapse of Marshallian Macroeconomics

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Published: 22nd May 1990
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Less than 50 years after the publication of Marshall's "Principles" Cambridge once again set economics on a new path with the publication of Keynes' "General Theory". This book examines the developments in Cambridge monetary and trade cycle theory that were moving it forwards but were also sowing the seeds for the collapse of the Marshallian neo-classical framework. The analysis shows how Cambridge economists such as Keynes, Robertson, Lavington and Hawtrey had built on the foundations of Marshall and Pigou to produce theories of adaptive behaviour under certainty which acknowledged that the invisible hand could fail in the short run. This established a conflict with the long-run theory of market clearing equilibrium which, though it could be ignored at first, had finally to be resolved.

Preface - Introduction - Some Methodological Issues - The Cambridge School - Marshall's Theory of Money and the Trade Cycle - The Marshallian Research Programme - Risk and Uncertainty 1900-26 - Formalisation of the Cambridge Quantity Theory - Developments in Cambridge Monetary Theory to 1925 - The Limitations of the Quantity Theory and the Money Veil - The Trade Cycle - Robertson's Banking Policy and the Price Level - Degeneration in the Marshallian Research Programme - Conclusion - Notes - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333516577
ISBN-10: 0333516575
Series: Collapse of Marshallian Macroeconomics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 22nd May 1990
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.81  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2