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© 2014

G.L.S. Shackle

Book

Part of the Great Thinkers in Economics Series book series (GTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Peter E. Earl, Bruce Littleboy
    Pages 1-6
  3. Peter E. Earl, Bruce Littleboy
    Pages 7-29
  4. Peter E. Earl, Bruce Littleboy
    Pages 30-50
  5. Peter E. Earl, Bruce Littleboy
    Pages 51-83
  6. Peter E. Earl, Bruce Littleboy
    Pages 84-108
  7. Peter E. Earl, Bruce Littleboy
    Pages 109-137
  8. Peter E. Earl, Bruce Littleboy
    Pages 138-153
  9. Peter E. Earl, Bruce Littleboy
    Pages 154-179
  10. Peter E. Earl, Bruce Littleboy
    Pages 180-197
  11. Michael Jefferson
    Pages 198-214
  12. Peter E. Earl, Bruce Littleboy
    Pages 215-217
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 218-246

About this book

Introduction

This is an intellectual biography of G.L.S. Shackle, economic theorist, philosopher, and historian of economic theory. It explores how Shackle challenged the aims, methods and assumptions of mainstream economics. He stressed macroeconomic instability, and developed a radically subjectivist theory for behavioural economics and business planning.

Keywords

Investment decision-making kaleidic Keynes post Keynesian probability theory scenario planning Christian economics behavioural economics financial instability economic theory economics instability macroeconomics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of QueenslandAustralia

About the authors

Peter Earl is a former co-editor of the Journal of Economic Psychology and is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland, Australia. His many books include Economics as an Art of Thought: Essays in Memory of G.L.S. Shackle (2000) (editor, with Stephen Frowen).

Bruce Littleboy is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Queensland, Australia. He wrote On Interpreting Keynes (1990) and was awarded a Shackle Studentship at St Edmund's College Cambridge in 2011.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“This intellectual history of the English economist George Lennox Sharman Shackle is part of the Great Thinkers in Economics series. … this book provides a very good introduction to Shackle’s central concern–his theory of choice under uncertainty–and provides an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to become familiar with this important heterodox thinker.” (Gene Callahan, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 38 (4), December, 2016)