The Methods of Keynes

John Hicks

in Methods of Dynamic Economics

Published in print October 1987 | ISBN: 9780198772873
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596438 | DOI:
 The Methods of Keynes

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This chapter discusses Keynes's methods. There were changes of method between his three main books on money — the Tract on Monetary Reform of 1923, the Treatise on Money of 1930, and the General Theory of 1936. Even in the General Theory itself, the main method is a hybrid, a combination of two which it is useful to distinguish. And there are the beginnings of other methods also. For during the years in which these books were written, his thought went on developing; and one can tell, from the slighter things that he was able to write between the General Theory and his death in 1946, that the General Theory itself was not the end of that development.

Keywords: Keynes; economic theory; Treatise on Money; General Theory

Chapter.  4226 words. 

Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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