Austin Robinson

Austin Robinson's career after the war was divided between his assignments as economic adviser and his role in the various institutions that he helped to run. As Chapter 7 brings out, he had a hand in many non-governmental organisations ...

Austin Robinson

Sir Austin Robinson had a career unique among economists. A close associate of Keynes, he began as a seaplane pilot in the First World War and spent two years in the 1920s tutoring a Maharajah in India. He was at the centre of economic policy-making during and after World War 2, and in postwar years was professor, editor, promoter of economic debate and economic adviser in many countries.

Austin Robinson

Sir Austin Robinson had a career unique among economists.

Austin Robinson

This biography examines the life and career of Sir Austin Robinson. Now the last survivor of the Cambridge economists of the 1930s and a close associate of Keynes, he began as a seaplane pilot in World War I and spent two years in the 1920s, tutoring a maharajah in India. He was at the centre of economic policy-making during and after World War II, and in post-war years has been professor, editor, promoter of economic debate and economic adviser in many countries.

Joan Robinson and the Americans

30 Austin Robinson as a Research Fellow was reading papers for Pigou when Joan Maurice was Pigou's student. He found her papers quite exceptionally good.” While Pigou dominated the theoretical teaching in economics, it was Keynes who ...

Joan Robinson and the Americans

Employees with valuable skills and a sense of their own worth can make their jobs, pay, perks, and career opportunities different from those of their coworkers in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. This book shows how such individual arrangements can be made fair and acceptable to coworkers, and beneficial to both the employee and the employer.

The Provocative Joan Robinson

53 Letter from Austin Robinson to Keynes, 10/4/38, jmk/l/k/100–105. 54 Letter from Austin Robinson to Kahn, 10/4/38, rfk/13/90/3/103–104. 55 Letter from Kahn to Austin, 10/6/38, eagr/Box 9/2/1/17/66–67. 56 Letter from Austin Robinson to ...

The Provocative Joan Robinson

One of the most original and prolific economists of the twentieth century, Joan Robinson (1903–83) is widely regarded as the most important woman in the history of economic thought. Robinson studied economics at Cambridge University, where she made a career that lasted some fifty years. She was an unlikely candidate for success at Cambridge. A young woman in 1930 in a university dominated by men, she succeeded despite not having a remarkable academic record, a college fellowship, significant publications, or a powerful patron. In The Provocative Joan Robinson, Nahid Aslanbeigui and Guy Oakes trace the strategies and tactics Robinson used to create her professional identity as a Cambridge economist in the 1930s, examining how she recruited mentors and advocates, carefully defined her objectives, and deftly pursued and exploited opportunities. Aslanbeigui and Oakes demonstrate that Robinson’s professional identity was thoroughly embedded in a local scientific culture in which the Cambridge economists A. C. Pigou, John Maynard Keynes, Dennis Robertson, Piero Sraffa, Richard Kahn (Robinson’s closest friend on the Cambridge faculty), and her husband Austin Robinson were important figures. Although the economists Joan Robinson most admired—Pigou, Keynes, and their mentor Alfred Marshall—had discovered ideas of singular greatness, she was convinced that each had failed to grasp the essential theoretical significance of his own work. She made it her mission to recast their work both to illuminate their major contributions and to redefine a Cambridge tradition of economic thought. Based on the extensive correspondence of Robinson and her colleagues, The Provocative Joan Robinson is the story of a remarkable woman, the intellectual and social world of a legendary group of economists, and the interplay between ideas, ambitions, and disciplinary communities.

Joan Robinson

In 1926 she married Austin Robinson (E. A. G. Robinson) who was then a Fellow of Corpus Christi, its one unmarried fellow, having graduated in 1922. Shortly before his marriage Austin Robinson received an offer of a job as tutor to the ...

Joan Robinson

Joan Robinson is widely considered to be amongst the greatest economists of the 20th Century. This book provides a comprehensive study of her life and work, examining her role in the making of The General Theory, her critical interest in Marxian economics, her contributions to Labour Party policy and her writings on development, especially China.

Business Organization and the Myth of the Market Economy

In doing so , she acknowledged the influence of Shove , from whom she borrowed her marginal analysis , as well as E. A. G. ( Austin ) Robinson , whose book The Structure of Competitive Industry , first published in 1931 , provided her ...

Business Organization and the Myth of the Market Economy

Explains the transitions in twentieth-century industrial leadership in terms of changing business investment strategies and organizational structures.

The Palgrave Companion to Cambridge Economics

26 (Edward) Austin (Gossage) Robinson (1897–1993) G.C. Harcourt 1 Introduction Austin Robinson was born on 20 November 1897, at Farnham in Surrey, the eldest son of Albert Robinson, 'an impecunious clergyman', and Edith Robinson (née ...

The Palgrave Companion to Cambridge Economics

Cambridge University has and continues to be one of the most important centres for economics. With nine chapters on themes in Cambridge economics and over 40 chapters on the lives and work of Cambridge economists, this volume shows how economics became established at the university, how it produced some of the world's best-known economists, including John Maynard Keynes and Alfred Marshall, plus Nobel Prize winners, such as Richard Stone and James Mirrlees, and how it remains a global force for the very best in teaching and research in economics. With original contributions from a stellar cast, this volume provides economists – especially those interested in macroeconomics and the history of economic thought – with the first in-depth analysis of Cambridge economics.

50 Years a Keynesian and Other Essays

In his autobiographical essay (Austin Robinson 1992: 204) he wrote: 'In the modern world, deeply concerned with the dreadful threat of a nuclear war, it is too often forgotten how terrible was the mortality of that pre-nuclear conflict.

50 Years a Keynesian and Other Essays

The author reviews retrospectively his developing ideas on theory and policy since he first encountered Keynes's writings in 1950. Topics covered include: Keynes now, specifically the coming back into favour of his most fundamental ideas; intellectual biographies and shorter tributes to economists; and a survey of Post-Keynesian thought.

Keynes and the Cambridge Keynesians

The following year she married E. A. G. Robinson (later Professor Sir Austin Robinson), who was six years her senior and at the time a junior Fellow of Corpus Christi College. Together they left Cambridge and set off for India, ...

Keynes and the Cambridge Keynesians

Keynes and the Cambridge Keynesians traces the historical development of Keynesian economics.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

In the following year (1926), she married E.A.G. Robinson (later Professor Sir Austin Robinson), who was six years her senior and at the time a junior Fellow of Corpus Christi College. Together they left Cambridge and set off for India, ...

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

The award-winning The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition is now available as a dynamic online resource. Consisting of over 1,900 articles written by leading figures in the field including Nobel prize winners, this is the definitive scholarly reference work for a new generation of economists. Regularly updated! This product is a subscription based product.

Grand Pursuit

Joan Robinson to Richard Kahn, n.d., November 1930. Joan Robinson to Stevie Smith Ibid. Austin Robinson to Joan Robinson, n.d., April 1926. Diary of Beatrice Webb. Dorothy Garratt to Joan Robinson, January 26, 1932.

Grand Pursuit

In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. It’s the epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in Fate. Nasar’s account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world. This was a new pursuit. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx, Engels, Alfred Marshall, Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and the American Irving Fisher to put those insights into action—with revolutionary consequences for the world. From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek, Keynes’s disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American economists Paul Samuelson and Milton Freedman, and India’s Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, she shows how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world—from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe and America, and now to the entire planet. In Nasar’s dramatic narrative of these discoverers we witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions, economic upheavals, and each other’s ideas to turn back Malthus and transform the dismal science into a triumph over mankind’s hitherto age-old destiny of misery and early death. This idea, unimaginable less than 200 years ago, is a story of trial and error, but ultimately transcendent, as it is rendered here in a stunning and moving narrative.

Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846

Hopkins Robins, John K. Austin Walker Robins, Joseph Houston Grimes Robinson E. J. Galveston Grimes Robinson E. P. Grimes Shelby Robinson, Daniel Milam Limestone Robinson Daniel Montgomery Anderson Robinson Gabriel Jefferson Burleson ...

Republic of Texas  Poll Lists for 1846


The Economics of Joan Robinson

After graduation, she went to India with her husband, Austin Robinson. When she came back to Cambridge in 1928, she made acquaintance with two persons who were to become crucial, intellectually and emotionally, throughout her life: ...

The Economics of Joan Robinson

Joan Robinson is widely regarded as the greatest female economist and the most important figure in the post-Keynesian tradition. In this volume a distinguished, international team of scholars analyses her extraordinary wide ranging contribution to economics. Various contributions address: * her work on the economics of the short period and her critique of Pigou * her contribution to the development of the Keynesian tradition at Cambridge * her response to Marx and Sraffa * her analysis of growth, development and dynamics * her comments on technical innovation and capital theory * her preference for 'history' rather than equilibrium as a basis for methodology. Her published work spanned six decades, and the volume includes a bibliography of her work including some 450 items which will be a major resource for students of the development of modern economic analysis.

The Elgar Companion to Development Studies

Sidney Sussex was a central focus of Austin's life; his substantial contributions there over many years fitted perfectly with the ideal of ... Cairncross, A. (1993), Austin Robinson: The Life of an Economic Advisor, London: Macmillan.

The Elgar Companion to Development Studies

If handbooks can be inspiring, this is it! Like a true companion, it takes in its stride conversations both big and small. Its entries do not just present an international and multidisciplinary mix, but true to life they work on several different scales. And, importantly, the book makes its authority evident. For it is like an extended website, but with all the added advantages of an encyclopaedia that actually tells you about the authors and the sources on which they have drawn. The resulting compilation is highly intelligent, thoughtful and above all usable. Dame Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge, UK The Elgar Companion to Development Studies is a major production in the development studies field, authored by a star-studded cast of contributors. With 136 entries covering a vast range of topics, it should quickly establish itself as a leading work of reference. We should all feel indebted to David Clark, who has successfully brought this substantial publishing project to completion. John Toye, University of Oxford, UK This is a most comprehensive handbook on development studies. It brings together a wide, varied array of carefully crafted summaries of 136 key topics in development by an international cast of well-respected academics and other experts in respective areas of study. The handbook is heavily interdisciplinary, organically combining economic, political, historical, social, cultural, institutional, ethical, and human aspects of development. While the wide range of entries might appear as a simple glossary listing or an encyclopedic collection, each of the 136 entries offers more depth and discussion than the average handbook. . . . Viewed in this light, this companion is highly likely to become known as a leading reference work on the topic. Highly recommended. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh, Choice The Elgar Companion to Development Studies is an innovative and unique reference book that includes original contributions covering development economics as well as development studies broadly defined. This major new Companion brings together an international panel of experts from varying backgrounds who discuss theoretical, ethical and practical issues relating to economic, social, cultural, institutional, political and human aspects of development in poor countries. It also includes a selection of intellectual biographies of leading development thinkers. While the Companion is organised along the lines of an encyclopaedia, each of its 136 entries provide more depth and discussion than the average reference book. Its entries are also extremely diverse: they draw on different social science disciplines, incorporate various mixes of theoretical and applied work, embrace a variety of methodologies and represent different views of the world. The Elgar Companion to Development Studies will therefore appeal to students, scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the filed of development as well as the interested layman.

The Palgrave Companion to Oxford Economics

Even less favourable was the ten-page review by Austin Robinson in the Economic Journal, which was harsh in tone and extremely critical of Andrews' thinking. Robinson regarded the normal-cost pricing principle as 'a wholly irrational ...

The Palgrave Companion to Oxford Economics

The University of Oxford has been and continues to be one of the most important global centres for economics. With six chapters on themes in Oxford economics and 24 chapters on the lives and work of Oxford economists, this volume shows how economics became established at the University, how it produced some of the world’s best-known economists, including Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, Roy Harrod and David Hendry, and how it remains a global force for the very best in teaching and research in economics. With original contributions from a stellar cast, this volume provides economists – especially those interested in macroeconomics and the history of economic thought – with the first in-depth analysis of Oxford economics.

The Making of Keynes General Theory

Austin Robinson has referred to Keynes' 'extraordinary magnanimity'.1 And: At no moment in his life, I think, did Keynes' greatness of character appear more strongly than at this time [. . .] Keynes never even appeared to hesitate.

The Making of Keynes  General Theory

This 1984 book describes the development of thought, both of Keynes and others, culminating in the publication in 1936 of Keynes' General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. As one of Keynes' close collaborators - from December 1929, when the writing of the Treatise was nearing its completion - Richard Khan provides a uniquely insightful analysis of these events. The author starts with a brief survey of the contributions influential in forming Keynes' early ideas, and moves on to explore the significance of the Quantity Theory of Money, and traces the development of Keynes' attitude towards the theory through his published books. Subsequent lectures are devoted to Keynes' Treatise on Money, and to his more popular writings as an economic adviser which marked the transition from the thinking in the Treatise to that in the General Theory which the author critically examines. The final lecture records the author's memory of his personal relationship with Keynes.

The Joan Robinson Legacy

In particular , she invited me to tea to meet Sir Austin Robinson , who gave the project his blessing to the extent of saying , " Joan would have appreciated an American post - Keynesian tribute . " It was also an occasion for meeting ...

The Joan Robinson Legacy


Economic Theory in the Twentieth Century An Intellectual History Volume II

2.4 The New Cambridge School: Keynes's Close Circle (Richard Kahn, 1905–1999; Austin Robinson, 1897–1993; Joan Robinson, 1903–1983) and Their Fellow-Travelers (Piero Sraffa, 1898–1983; Maurice Dobb, 1900–1976; Michał Kalecki, 1899–1970; ...

Economic Theory in the Twentieth Century  An Intellectual History   Volume II

This book, set out over three-volumes, provides a comprehensive history of economic thought in the 20th century with special attention to the cultural and historical background in the development of theories, to the leading or the peripheral research communities and their interactions, and finally to an assessment and critical appreciation of economic theories. Volume II addresses economic theory in the period between the two world wars in which the economic theory went through a process of criticism of old mainstream, deconstruction and reconstruction and theoretical ferment which involved the intellectual communities of economists emphasizing their nature of evolving interacting entities. This work provides a significant and original contribution to the history of economic thought and gives insight to the thinking of some of the major international figures in economics. It will appeal to students, scholars and the more informed reader wishing to further their understanding of the history of the discipline.

The First Serious Optimist

E. A. G. Robinson, “Pigou, Arthur Cecil (1877–1959), Economist,” Dictionary of National Biography Archive, 1971, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/olddnb/35529. 2. See Austin Robinson to Mark Blaug, November 10, 1992, Archives of the London ...

The First Serious Optimist

A groundbreaking intellectual biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential economists The First Serious Optimist is an intellectual biography of the British economist A. C. Pigou (1877–1959), a founder of welfare economics and one of the twentieth century's most important and original thinkers. Though long overshadowed by his intellectual rival John Maynard Keynes, Pigou was instrumental in focusing economics on the public welfare. And his reputation is experiencing a renaissance today, in part because his idea of "externalities" or spillover costs is the basis of carbon taxes. Drawing from a wealth of archival sources, Ian Kumekawa tells how Pigou reshaped the way the public thinks about the economic role of government and the way economists think about the public good. Setting Pigou's ideas in their personal, political, social, and ethical context, the book follows him as he evolved from a liberal Edwardian bon vivant to a reserved but reform-minded economics professor. With World War I, Pigou entered government service, but soon became disenchanted with the state he encountered. As his ideas were challenged in the interwar period, he found himself increasingly alienated from his profession. But with the rise of the Labour Party following World War II, the elderly Pigou re-embraced a mind-set that inspired a colleague to describe him as "the first serious optimist." The story not just of Pigou but also of twentieth-century economics, The First Serious Optimist explores the biographical and historical origins of some of the most important economic ideas of the past hundred years. It is a timely reminder of the ethical roots of economics and the discipline's long history as an active intermediary between the state and the market.