Journal of Economic Literature: Vol. 52 No. 2 - Book Review

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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


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Reviewed by: 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."


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Michaël Assous of Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne P.H.A.R.E.


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B31: History of Thought: Individuals


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