Joan Robinson

Robinson, Joan Violet

Joan Violet Robinson, 1903–83, British economist, b. Surrey, England. A socialist, she worked with Keynes and taught at Cambridge (1931–71). Her treatise, The Economics of Imperfect Competition (1933), analyzes the debates over monopolistic competition and microeconomic theory. Robinson was outspoken in her criticism of social and economic injustices against the developing nations; she came under fire from some Cambridge colleagues, particularly because of her criticism of neoclassical economic theory. Other works by Robinson include An Essay on Marxian Economics (1942), and The Accumulation of Capital (1956, 3d. ed. 1985).

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Joan Robinson: Selected full-text books and articles

The Accumulation of Capital By Joan Robinson Macmillan Company, 1965 (2nd edition)
Economic Philosophy By Joan Robinson Aldine Pub. Co., 1962
An Essay on Marxian Economics By Joan Robinson MacMillan, 1960
Essays in the Theory of Employment By Joan Robinson Macmillan Company, 1937
Collected Economic Papers By Joan Robinson Basil Blackwell, vol.2, 1960
The New Economics: Keynes' Influence on Theory and Public Policy By Seymour E. Harris Alfred A. Knopf, 1947
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 25 "The International Currency Proposals" by Joan Robinson
Keynes, Post-Keynesianism and Political Economy By Claudio Sardoni; Peter Kriesler Routledge, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 15 "Cantabrigian Preferences: Joan Robinson v. Frank Hahn" and Chap. 16 "Reading Marx: Joan Robinson's Essay on Marxian Economics"
Distinguished Women Economists By James Cicarelli; Julianne Cicarelli Greenwood Press, 2004
Librarian’s tip: "Joan Robinson (1903-1983)" begins on p. 160
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