Harry Johnson: A Life in Economics

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 19, 2012 - Business & Economics - 510 pages
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Harry Johnson (1923-1977) was such a striking figure in economics that Nobel Laureate James Tobin designated the third quarter of the twentieth century as "the age of Johnson." Johnson played a leading role in the development and extension of the Heckscher-Ohlin model of international trade, wrote fundamental articles on the balance of payments and later developed the monetary approach to the balance of payments. Within monetary economics he was also a seminal figure who, in a series of surveys, identified and explained the links between the ideas of the major post-war innovators. This book chronicles his intellectual development and his contributions to economics, economic education, and, particularly in Canada and Britain, the discussion of economic policy.

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D. E. Moggridge has been professor of Economics at the University of Toronto since 1974. He previously served as a Research Fellow and Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge from 1967 to 1975. Professor Moggridge was invited by the Royal Economics Society in 1969 to be an editor of The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes, 30 volumes of which appeared between 1970 and 1989. His coeditor of the volumes was Elizabeth Johnson, wife of the subject of this book. Professor Moggridge is also the author of British Monetary Policy, 1924 1931 (Cambridge University Press, 1992), Keynes (1976, third edition 1993), and Maynard Keynes: An Economist's Biography (1992). He also coedited with Susan Howson The Wartime Diaries of Lionel Robbins and James Meade, 1943 45 (1990) and The Cabinet Office Diary of James Meade, 1944 46 (1990). Professor Moggridge served as President of the History of Economics Society in 1988 89 and has also served as Review Editor of History of Political Economy since 1988.

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