Michal Kalecki: An Intellectual Biography: Volume I, Rendezvous in Cambridge 1899-1939 by Jan Toporowski
Published By: Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought Series. New York: St. Martin's Press, Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 978-0-230-21186-5 Date of Publication: 2013
Book Review Detail
Michaël Assous of Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne P.H.A.R.E.
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.52.2.535.r2 Review Pages: 538-40
Book Review Abstract
Michaël Assous of Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne P.H.A.R.E. reviews "Michal Kalecki: An Intellectual Biography: Volume I, Rendezvous in Cambridge 1899-1939", by Jan Toporowski. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Presents an intellectual biography of Polish economist Michal Kalecki, focusing on the years 1899–1939. Discusses the early years; the crucible of the Polish Revolution; economic journalism; a move to Warsaw; the Institute for the Study of Business Cycles and Prices; the socialist discussions; the enigma of the business cycle; Sweden; London; from London to Cambridge; seeking work again; the first synthesis of theory; Kalecki and his colleagues at the Cambridge Project; and shared ideas amid mutual incomprehension. Toporowski is with the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London."