A. C. Pigou

Pigou, Arthur Cecil

Arthur Cecil Pigou (pĬ´gōō), 1877–1959, British economist, grad. King's College, Cambridge. He was a lecturer at University College, London, and at Cambridge. He was professor of political economy at Cambridge from 1908 to 1943. He served as a member of the committee on currency and foreign exchange (1918) and of the royal commission on income tax (1919). He was a leading exponent of the theory that economic waste due to unemployment, poor health, and poor housing is a responsibility of society, which should bear the costs. Among his many works are Wealth and Welfare (1912), The Economics of Welfare (1920), The Political Economy of War (1921; new ed. 1941), The Theory of Unemployment (1933), Socialism versus Capitalism (1937), and Income: An Introduction to Economics (1946).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Much Ado about Pigou
Yandle, Bruce.
Regulation, Vol. 33, No. 1, Spring 2010
Fifty Major Economists
Steven Pressman.
Routledge, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Arthur Cecil Pigou" begins on p. 95
The Political Economy of War
A. C. Pigou.
The Macmillan Company, 1941 (Revised edition)
Keynes's General Theory: A Retrospective View
A. C. Pigou.
MacMillan, 1950
Employment and Equilibrium: A Theoretical Discussion
A. C. Pigou.
MacMillan, 1949 (2nd edition)
A.C. Pigou's Wealth and Welfare
McLure, Michael.
History of Economics Review, No. 56, Summer 2012
Theories of Welfare Economics
Hla Myint.
Harvard University Press, 1948
Librarian’s tip: Chap. X "Professor Pigou's Economics of Welfare"
Work and Welfare: The Social Costs of Labor in the History of Economic Thought
Donald R. Stabile.
Greenwood Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "Arthur Cecil Pigou" begins on p. 123
On Interpreting Keynes: A Study in Reconciliation
Bruce Littleboy.
Routledge, 1990
Librarian’s tip: "Keynes and Pigou" begins on p. 104
On Revolutions and Progress in Economic Knowledge
T. W. Hutchison.
Cambridge University Press, 1978
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "Demythologising the Keynesian Revolution: Pigou, Wage-Cuts, and the General Theory"
Pigou on the Minimum Wage: An Institutional Inquiry into the Labour Market
Takami, Norikazu.
History of Economics Review, No. 49, Winter 2009
Some Reflections on the 'Pigou-Robinson' Theory of Exploitation
Flatau, Paul.
History of Economics Review, Vol. 33, Winter 2001
The Present as History: Essays and Reviews on Capitalism and Socialism
Paul M. Sweezy.
Monthly Review Press, 1953 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 22 "Pigou and the Case for Socialism"
Pigou's Influence on Clark: Work and Welfare
Stabile, Donald R.
Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 29, No. 4, December 1995
The Pigou Problem: It Is Difficult to Calculate the Right Tax in a World of Imperfect Coasian Bargains
Nye, John V. C.
Regulation, Vol. 31, No. 2, Summer 2008
Economics in Practice: Six Lectures on Current Issues
A. C. Pigou.
Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1935
A Study in Public Finance
A. C. Pigou.
Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928
The Veil of Money
A. C. Pigou.
MacMillan, 1949
Alfred Marshall and Current Thought
A. C. Pigou.
MacMillan, 1953
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