© 2006

Dennis Robertson

Essays on His Life and Work


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Gordon Fletcher
      Pages 1-4
  3. The Man and His Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Gordon Fletcher
      Pages 24-34
    3. Gordon Fletcher
      Pages 35-42
  4. Robertson on the Trade Cycle

  5. Robertson and the Keynesian Revolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Gordon Fletcher
      Pages 150-154
    3. Gordon Fletcher
      Pages 155-163
    4. Gordon Fletcher
      Pages 164-178
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-192

About this book


In this new collection of essays, ranging from biography to critical surveys of opinion, the events of Robertson's life and career, his contributions to economics, the all-important influence of temperament on the development of his thought, his relationship with Keynes and the issues in his opposition to the Keynesian revolution are considered.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Liverpool Management SchoolUK

About the authors

GORDON A. FLETCHER is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Liverpool, UK. His main research interests are in the history of economic thought, with particular reference to the contributions and personalities of the Cambridge School. His three previous books include an acclaimed biography of Dennis Robertson.

Bibliographic information


'Gordon Flecher deserves the highest praise for his in-depth studies of Dennis Robertson...the book is enjoyable and interesting...'. - Geoff Tily, History of Economic Ideas