The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Kahn, Richard Ferdinand (1905–1989)

  • Luigi L. Pasinetti
Reference work entry


Kahn was the favourite pupil and closest collaborator of John Maynard Keynes, at the time when the ‘Keynesian Revolution’ was under way (Keynes 1936). For the whole of his academic career, he remained associated with King’s College, Cambridge (Keynes’s College), where he lived, as a bachelor, from his undergraduate days.


Cambridge Circus Duopoly Elasticity of substitution Ideal output Kahn, R. F. Keynes, J. M. Keynesian Revolution Liquidity preference Market imperfections Multiplier Oligopoly Radcliffe Committee view Robinson, J. V. Sraffa, P 

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  • Luigi L. Pasinetti
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