Volume ii of Michał Kalecki Collected Works contains his studies on the theory of income distribution in oligopolistic capitalism, and on its economic dynamics. In accordance with the arrangement of the Collected Works as a whole, each part of this book consists of essays devoted to a similar topic; individual papers in each part are arranged in chronological order. However, this rule is not strictly observed in Part 5 which is more diversified.
The editorial principles of this edition are set out in full in the Editorial Note to volume i; they will be only summarized here. Kalecki's texts are published in the final version accepted by the author; important differences between successive versions of the same paper are noted in editorial comments.
Kalecki's footnotes--numbered consecutively through each paper--appear at the foot of the relevant page. Editorial comments-- numbered consecutively within square brackets through each paper--are placed at the end of the volume. Cross-references to editorial notes also have the number set within square brackets. The first editorial note on each paper contains information on its original publication, its reprints, revisions, and translations, and usually also some brief information on the background of the paper in question and the discussions associated with it; these notes are therefore of a fairly general nature. Any subsequent editorial notes refer to more specific questions. Annexes, also placed at the end of the volume and meant as supplements to the main texts, contain the more important polemical statements, extensions, or explanations by Kalecki or others, directly connected with a given work. In order to avoid repetition, the editorial note relating to the first essay in each part of the volume is even more general, providing, among other things, information about the relationship of Kalecki's ideas, developed in the essays included in that part, to the ideas of contemporary economic theory.
In the 'Editorial Comments and Annexes', Kalecki own writings are printed in larger type than the rest of the material in this section, except for occasional short quotations, used in editorial material to clarify the context, which are left in smaller type.