Dennis Robertson

Robertson, Sir Dennis

Sir Dennis Robertson, 1890–1963, British economist, grad. Trinity College, Cambridge. A professor at Cambridge (1944–57), he also handled Anglo-American financial relationships during World War II and played an active part in the postwar Bretton Woods Monetary Conference. Robertson was an early associate of John Maynard Keynes, and his Banking Policy and the Price Level (1926) foreshadowed some of Keynes's later work, especially that part dealing with the relationship between saving and investment. Later, however, Robertson became a trenchant critic of Keynesian economics. In A Study of Industrial Fluctuation (1915), Robertson's examination of the trade cycle, he supported government intervention and assumed a strongly anti-inflationary position. He was noted for his unique ability to present abstract economic analysis in highly readable form.

See R. J. Saulnier, Contemporary Monetary Theory (1938, repr. 1970).

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Dennis Robertson: Selected full-text books and articles

Lectures on Economic Principles By Dennis H. Robertson Staples Press, vol.1, 1957
Economic Commentaries By Sir Dennis H. Robertson Staples Press, 1956
Britain in the World Economy By Dennis H. Robertson Allen & Unwin, 1954
FREE! Money By D. H. Robertson; J. M. Keynes Harcourt Brace and Company, 1922
Theorists of Economic Growth from David Hume to the Present: With a Perspective on the Next Century By W. W. Rostow; Michael Kennedy Oxford University Press, 1990
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Lectures on Economic Principles By Dennis H. Robertson Staples Press, vol.2, 1957
Readings in the Theory of Income Distribution By Frank E. Norton The Blakiston Company, 1946
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