Joan Robinson 1903–83

  • G. K. Shaw


The progress of economics is very much a male dominated activity, suggesting perhaps yet another reason for castigating it as the dismal science.1 Without question, Joan Robinson remains the most distinguished female economist and the only one to have come within striking distance of the Nobel award. There are many economists who consider that such an award would have been richly deserved and others who feel that it would have been bestowed had it not been for Professor Robinson’s increasingly radical development away from the economic orthodoxies that she herself had helped to devise and establish.


Capital Stock Demand Curve Imperfect Competition Modern Economic Perfect Competition 
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