Collected Essays on Economic Theory: Volume I. Wealth and Welfare; Volume II. Money, Interest and Wages; Volume III. Classics and Moderns.

HICKS John Richard (1981-1983.)


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First US editions. Three volumes. 8vo. xviii, 302; xiii, [1], 351, [1]; xvi, 391, [1] pp. Original cloth, spines lettered in gilt, dust jackets (Vol. III with some occasional ink underling and annotations, otherwise near fine copies). Cambridge, Havard University Press.

The collected essays of the economist Sir John Richard Hicks, who became the first British scholar to win the Nobel prize in economics in 1972. 'Among his articles were 'Mr Keynes and the classic' (Econometrica, 1937), which shaped economists' understanding of the Keynesian system for decades to come, and 'A suggestion for simplifying the theory of money' (Economica, 1935), which anticipated part of that system' (ODNB). 'Hicks’s huge output is all the more remarkable when one considers that he seldom simply reacted to the work of others. There are no papers by Hicks pointing out mistakes by other writers, and none which embody minor changes to or extensions of existing models' (New Palgrave).

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