Maynard Keynes: An Economist's Biography

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Psychology Press, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 941 pages
John Maynard Keynes, the most influential economist of the 20th century, made a unique contribution to public affairs and to Britain's cultural life. Drawing on knowledge of Keynes gained from 20 years' editing of his papers, D.E. Moggridge has taken a fresh and revealing look at the man and his achievements. He traces Keynes' career on all its levels, from academic Cambridge, to artistic Bloomsbury, to official Whitehall and to the City. Particular attention is paid to the role of Lydia Lopokova, the Russian ballerina, whom Keynes married in 1925. She provided Keynes with the stability that took him from being a successful academic economist to creating two pioneer works of economic theory, A Treatise on Money (1930) and The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936).
 

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Contents

FOREBEARS AND CHILDHOOD
3
ETON
34
KINGS UNDERGRADUATE
54
POSTGRADUATE
84
MOORE AND KEYNESS EARLY BELIEFS
114
PROBABILITY
145
CIVIL SERVANT TO YOUNG DON
169
THE YOUNG ECONOMIST
199
THE EMERGENCE OF THE TREATISE
477
CRISIS CRITICISM AND NEW DIRECTIONS
520
TOWARDS THE GENERAL THEORY
553
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND THE ARTS
574
FERTILE OF MIND FRAIL OF BODY
594
HOW TO PAY FOR THE WAR
633
SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE BOX
656
THE CLEARING UNION
676

BLOOMSBURY
215
WAR
235
EXTERNAL FINANCE IN TOTAL WAR
266
NEGOTIATING THE PEACE
287
ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE
321
ADJUSTMENTS TO A WAY OF LIFE
350
REPARATIONS AND JOURNALISM
370
LYDIA AND MAYNARD
397
THE RETURN TO GOLD
416
INDUSTRY AND POLITICS
448
DOMESTIC NEW JERUSALEMS
701
BRETTON WOODS
727
THE SHADOW OF DEBT
762
THE LOAN
802
THE LAST MONTHS
827
Kayness Loves 190115
844
Bibliography
846
Dramatis Personae
865
Index
918
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About the author (1992)

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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