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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A. C. Pigou: Selected full-text books and articles

Much Ado about Pigou By Yandle, Bruce Regulation, Vol. 33, No. 1, Spring 2010
Fifty Major Economists By Steven Pressman Routledge, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Arthur Cecil Pigou" begins on p. 95
The Political Economy of War By A. C. Pigou The Macmillan Company, 1941 (Revised edition)
A.C. Pigou's Wealth and Welfare By McLure, Michael History of Economics Review, No. 56, Summer 2012
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Theories of Welfare Economics By 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 By Donald R. Stabile Greenwood Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "Arthur Cecil Pigou" begins on p. 123
On Interpreting Keynes: A Study in Reconciliation By Bruce Littleboy Routledge, 1990
Librarian’s tip: "Keynes and Pigou" begins on p. 104
On Revolutions and Progress in Economic Knowledge By 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 By Takami, Norikazu History of Economics Review, No. 49, Winter 2009
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Some Reflections on the 'Pigou-Robinson' Theory of Exploitation By Flatau, Paul History of Economics Review, Vol. 33, Winter 2001
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The Present as History: Essays and Reviews on Capitalism and Socialism By 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 By Stabile, Donald R Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 29, No. 4, December 1995
Economics in Practice: Six Lectures on Current Issues By A. C. Pigou Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1935
A Study in Public Finance By A. C. Pigou Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928
The Veil of Money By A. C. Pigou MacMillan, 1949
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