Post Keynesian Economics: An Annotated Bibliography.

Author:Wray, L. Randall

John King is Reader in Economics at La Trobe University, Australia. He has published important works in the area of Marxian economics, but more recently he has been focusing on biographies of Post Keynesian economists and others. This book is a monumental annotated bibliography, containing 3,293 entries organized under 18 headings, with a 25-page index of authors whose works are contained in the entries. The book is not paginated, but it will require four and a half centimeters of space on book shelves. The subject headings are general studies, collections and festschrifte, biographical studies, methodology, interpretations of Keynes, macroeconomic theory, monetary theory and policy, growth and cycles, distribution and capital theory, price theory and microeconomics, empirical studies, inflation and incomes policy, labor economics, international economics, development economics, Sraffian economics, socialism, and economic policy. In the index, a list of references follow each author's name; these references take the form of a letter corresponding to one of the subject headings pius a number corresponding to the specific entry under that heading. Within each subject heading, entries are listed chronologically. It is quite easy to look up an author, say, Paul Davidson, and find a listing of all his entries (147 of them) and then find each in the bibliography. The index uses notation to identify whether the entry is by Davidson or about Davidson, as well as to separate articles from comments. Abstracts are provided for all articles and monographs; for edited volumes, a list of authors and chapter titles (sometimes only a partial listing) is provided; notes, comments, and replies are listed with the relevant article; and abstracts are provided for review articles (otherwise, few book reviews are included). Only works published before the end of 1994 are included.

King chose to include all the works by the "founding fathers" (and one "mother") of Post Keynesian economics (PKE), including Richard Kahn, Nicholas Kaldor, Joan Robinson, and others, whether or not the cited work had anything to do with PKE and whether or not it was published before the General Theory. On the other hand, only Keynes's post-General Theory work is included, so that while Piero Sraffa has 33 entries, Keynes has only 9 (which is somewhat strange for two reasons: surely Keynes is more important to PKE than is Sraffa, and Keynes wrote infinitely more prolifically than did...

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