Official Papers of Alfred Marshall

Official Papers of Alfred Marshall : A Supplement

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This book constitutes a supplement to the 1926 account of Alfred Marshall's Official Papers edited by John Maynard Keynes. The book presents material which Keynes did not include, editorial notes and introductions to the various pieces. It focuses on the advice that Marshall, a founding father of modern economics, offered to the British government in the late nineteenth century. The topics covered include education, the role of women, trade unions, unemployment, public enterprise, the quantity theory of money, inflation and trade, benefits of free trade and dangers of protection. The material offers valuable insights into policy thinking at the time, much of which has a surprising degree of relevance to pressing policy issues during our own time. The contents facilitates understanding this doyen of British economics and founder of the Cambridge School of Economics.
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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139241036
  • 9781139241038

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"Since the centenary celebration of Alfred Marshall's Principles in 1990 scholars of his work have had a veritable feast of fresh material with Peter Groenewegen's magnificant biography of the'soaring eagle' at the forefront....This is a well-presented hardback volume which every library should carry on its shelves..." Ray Petridis, History of Economics Review
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Table of contents

General introduction; Item 1: Evidence to the committee appointed to enquire into the condition of intermediate and higher education in Wales and Monmouthshire by Alfred Marshall - 20 December 1880; Item 2: Gold and silver commission, note by Professor Marshall on Professor Nicolson's paper 'On the effect of a fall in the gold price of silver and general gold prices' - 30 June 1888; Item 3: Material associated with Marshall's work for the Royal Commission on Labour 1891-4; Item 4: The fiscal problem, August 1903; Index.
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