FROM KEYNES’ “CIRCUS”: JOAN ROBINSON’S ESSAYS IN THE THEORY OF EMPLOYMENT
ROBINSON, Joan. Essays in the Theory of Employment. London: Macmillan, 1937. Thick octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $300.
First edition of this important Keynesian work of economics.
“In 1931, Joan Robinson belonged to the little ‘circus’ that helped John Maynard Keynes to make the transition from A Treatise on Money to the General Theory. She became an ardent left-wing Keynesian of the first hour. Her Introduction to the Theory of Employment was one of the first expositions of Keynesian doctrine, and the Essays in the Theory of Employment contained original contributions to it, including an early extension to an open economy” (History of Economic Theory, 304).
Book very nearly fine, dust jacket extremely good with light wear and a bit of toning mainly to extremities.