The most influential and controversial economist of the twentieth century, John Maynard Keynes was the leading founder of modern macroeconomics, and was also an important historical figure as a critic of the Versailles Peace Treaty after World War I and an architect of the Bretton Woods international monetary system after World War II. This comprehensive Companion elucidates his contributions, his significance, his historical context and his continuing legacy. Prominent scholars examine Keynes's life and major writings, his theories and contributions, influences on the development of his thought, his interactions with his contemporaries, his followers and critics, the lasting significance of his work and the changing fortunes of Keynesianism in different countries.
The Companion will serve as the standard reference work for all those interested in John Maynard Keynes, in the economics of Keynes and in the history of macroeconomics.
'Imaginatively edited and extremely wide-ranging, this always readable and sometimes provocative collection vividly displays the depth, breadth and persistence of Keynes's influence on our discipline: particularly recommended as a reliable cure for the intellectual indigestion so often brought on by overindulging in any of today's DSGE-heavy diets.'
– David Laidler, University of Western Ontario, Canada
'To create a macroeconomics for this century, economists cannot do better than to build on the legacy of Keynes, the great economist of the last century. The Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes provides essential background, context, and analysis for understanding Keynes's work. I wish it had been available when I was preparing my own contribution to the rejuvenation of ideas that were revolutionary when Keynes propounded them more than 80 years ago and remain revolutionary to this day.'
– Stephen Marglin, Harvard University, US
Contributors: N. Aslanbeigui, M. Assous, R. Backhouse, I. Barens, D. Besomi, P. Bini, M. Boianovsky, H. Bortis, M. Boumans, V. Caspari, V. Chick, P. Clarke, P. Davidson, J.B. Davis, R.W. Dimand, R. Dos Santos Ferreira, S. Dow, M.J. Flanders, J. Forder, M. Forstater, D. Glasner, R. Gomez Betancourt, C. Goodhart, P. Groenewegen, H. Hagemann, O. Hamouda, G.C. Harcourt, I. Hardeen, E. Hein, S. Hollander, P. Howitt, S. Howson, S.D. Kasper, P. Kerr, J. King, H. Klausinger, J. Kregel, P. Kriesler, H.D. Kurz, M. Lavoie, B. Littleboy, L. Magnusson, M.C. Marcuzzo, A. Millmow, D.E. Moggridge, A. Molavi Vassei, J. Neville, R. O'Donnell, G. Oakes, L. Ramrattan, S. Rivot, G. Rubin, M. Sawyer, R. Skidelsky, R.P. Smith, P. Spahn, M. Szenberg, A. Thirlwall, G. Tilly, H.-M. Trautwein, M. Wakatabe, L.R. Wray, W. Young.
Edited by Robert W. Dimand, Professor of Economics, Brock University, Canada and Harald Hagemann, Professor Emeritus of Economic Theory, University of Hohenheim, Germany.