Book Chapter

Was there a (Methodological) Keynesian Revolution?



Dow S (2010) Was there a (Methodological) Keynesian Revolution?. In: Dimand B B, Mundell R & Vercelli A (eds.) Keynes’s General Theory After Seventy Years. IEA Conference Volume, 147. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan for the International Economic Association, pp. 268-286.

First paragraph: The purpose of this paper is to examine whether, how far, and in what sense we might say that there has been a Keynesian revolution at the level of methodology. This involves an interpretation of Keynes’s expression ‘the way the world thinks about economic problems’ as referring, not just to the content of economics, but also to the mode of thought and specific methodology employed in addressing that content. It is hard to separate content from methodology; at least here we put the accent on methodology.

Title of seriesIEA Conference Volume
Number in series147
Publication date28/02/2010
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan for the International Economic Association
Publisher URL…?K=9780230235991
Place of publicationBasingstoke

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Professor Sheila Dow

Professor Sheila Dow

Emeritus Professor, Economics