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Great Thinkers in Economics

James Edward Meade

Authors: Reisman, David

  • Includes interviews with family-members and associates, involving P. Dasgupta, M. Weale, D. Vines and S. Howson
  • Provides rare secondary material on Meade
  • Looks at the economics, politics and life of James Edward Meade
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About this book

This book reviews James Meade's prolific contribution to economics and its lasting impact. Few economists have written so much and on so many different topics. Meade was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1977 (jointly with Bertil Ohlin) for his contribution to international economics, but could just as easily have been awarded this for his contribution to the economics and politics of the managed economy. His commitment to the middle ground, neither free market nor command, runs through the whole of his published work, from Planning and the Price Mechanism in the shadow of post-war rationing to The Intelligent Radical’s Guide to Economic Policy and Full Employment Regained? when inflation combined with stagnation reopened the debate between the monetarists and the Keynesians. Meade was active in politics, most prominently in the debates in the 1960s about the European Economic Community and in the 1980s on the formation of Britain’s Social Democratic Party. As a person, he can best be described as a cultured Englishman, quiet and open, much in the mould of Coase, Mirrlees or Hicks. 

This book draws upon the whole of Meade’s published work. It incorporates insights from unpublished papers and surviving correspondence kept at the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as interviews with family members and associates. The book will be of interest to economists but also to the students of politics and philosophy that Meade himself would have wanted to reach.


About the authors

David Reisman is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Surrey, UK, and Senior Associate at the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reisman, David

    Pages 1-27

  • Social Policy

    Reisman, David

    Pages 29-45

  • Taxation and Expenditure

    Reisman, David

    Pages 47-67

  • Growth and Development

    Reisman, David

    Pages 69-97

  • The International Economy

    Reisman, David

    Pages 99-123

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69281-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69280-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
James Edward Meade
Authors
Series Title
Great Thinkers in Economics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69281-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69281-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69280-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 275
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