The Economics of Keynes in Historical Context

An Intellectual History of the General Theory

  • Michael S. Lawlor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introductory Material: Motivation, Method and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael S. Lawlor
      Pages 25-32
  3. Keynes, Cambridge and the Economics of Employment

  4. A Philosopher and a Speculator

  5. “Shifting Equilibria” in a Monetary Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Michael S. Lawlor
      Pages 213-236
  6. Conclusion: A Theory of a Monetary Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-357

About this book


This volume offers a comprehensive treatment of the development of Keynes's economic ideas in the General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money , using archival material, the historical record of the economics of Keynes's time and place and the scholarship available on Keynes's biography and philosophy.


economics employment equilibrium intellectual history John Maynard Keynes Keynes labor market money unemployment

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael S. Lawlor
    • 1
  1. 1.Wake Forest UniversityUSA

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