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
Joan Robinson.
Macmillan Company, 1965 (2nd edition)
Economic Philosophy
Joan Robinson.
Aldine Pub. Co., 1962
An Essay on Marxian Economics
Joan Robinson.
MacMillan, 1960
Essays in the Theory of Employment
Joan Robinson.
Macmillan Company, 1937
What Are the Questions? And Other Essays: Further Contributions to Modern Economics
Joan Robinson.
M. E. Sharpe, 1981
Collected Economic Papers
Joan Robinson.
Basil Blackwell, vol.2, 1960
The Rate of Interest, and Other Essays
Joan Robinson.
MacMillan, 1952
The New Economics: Keynes' Influence on Theory and Public Policy
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
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
James Cicarelli; Julianne Cicarelli.
Greenwood Press, 2004
Librarian’s tip: "Joan Robinson (1903-1983)" begins on p. 160
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