Post-Keynesian Essays from Down Under Volume III: Essays on Ethics, Social Justice and Economics

Theory and Policy in an Historical Context

  • Joseph Halevi
  • G. C. Harcourt
  • Peter Kriesler
  • J. W. Nevile

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction to Ethics and Economics

    1. John Nevile, Peter Kriesler, Geoff Harcourt
      Pages 1-10
  3. Social Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. G. C. Harcourt, Peter Kriesler, John Langmore
      Pages 13-23
    3. J. W. Nevile
      Pages 24-33
    4. J. W. Nevile
      Pages 34-44
    5. J. W. Nevile
      Pages 67-85
    6. J. W. Nevile
      Pages 127-141
    7. J. W. Nevile
      Pages 142-148
  4. Human Rights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Peter Kriesler, J. W. Nevile
      Pages 151-156
    3. Peter Kriesler, J. W. Nevile
      Pages 157-163
    4. Peter Kriesler, J. W. Nevile
      Pages 164-187
    5. J. W. Nevile, Peter Kriesler
      Pages 188-201
    6. J. W. Nevile
      Pages 220-230
  5. Economics with a Human Face

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Peter Kriesler
      Pages 233-244
    3. G. C. Harcourt
      Pages 258-261
    4. Selwyn Cornish, G. C. Harcourt, Richard Holden
      Pages 270-272
    5. G. C. Harcourt
      Pages 273-275
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-320

About this book


Joseph Halevi, G. C. Harcourt, Peter Kriesler and J. W. Nevile bring together a collection of their most influential papers on post-Keynesian thought. Their work stresses the importance of the underlying institutional framework, of the economy as a historical process and, therefore, of path determinacy. In addition, their essays suggest the ultimate goal of economics is as a tool to inform policy and make the world a better place, with better being defined by an overriding concern with social justice. Volume III explores the ethics of economics.


post-Keynesian ethics and economics keynes economic policy economic theory economics employment ethics financial crisis income distribution John Maynard Keynes social justice unemployment welfare

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Halevi
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • G. C. Harcourt
    • 4
  • Peter Kriesler
    • 5
  • J. W. Nevile
    • 5
  1. 1.Center CRIISEAUniversit é de PicardieAmiensFrance
  2. 2.University of SydneyAustralia
  3. 3.International University CollegeTurinItaly
  4. 4.School of EconomicsUniversity of New South WalesAustralia
  5. 5.University of New South WalesAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-47531-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-47532-9
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