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The Past and the Future of Keynesian Economics: A Review Essay

Tony Aspromourgos

No CSWP35, Centro Sraffa Working Papers from Centro di Ricerche e Documentazione "Piero Sraffa"

Abstract: The recently published Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes (2019) is a major new contribution to Keynes scholarship, with sixty-three participants contributing ninety-five distinct entries, in 632 pages of text proper. This review essay provides an overview and assessment of the character and content of the work. It does so also via consideration of the question of Keynes’s key theoretical achievements; the relation between Keynes’s thought and the main currents of subsequent Keynesian economics; Keynes’s policy sensibility vis-à-vis ‘Keynesian’ policy; and finally, the question as to what is of endur-ing validity and greatest importance in Keynes’s economics, for the future.

Keywords: John Maynard Keynes; Keynesianism; Pierangelo Garegnani. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B22 B31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2019-04-17
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