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The First Serious Optimist: A. C. Pigou and the Birth of Welfare Economics

Ian Kumekawa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691163482
eISBN:
9781400885206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163482.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an intellectual biography of the British economist A. C. Pigou (1877–1959), a founder of welfare economics and one of the twentieth century's most important and original thinkers. Though ... More


History and Economics

Ian Kumekawa

in The First Serious Optimist: A. C. Pigou and the Birth of Welfare Economics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691163482
eISBN:
9781400885206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163482.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This introductory chapter takes a brief look into the life and career of Arthur Cecil Pigou, as an economist and as a historical figure. Pigou lived through at least two periods of radical transition ... More


Epilogue

Ian Kumekawa

in The First Serious Optimist: A. C. Pigou and the Birth of Welfare Economics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691163482
eISBN:
9781400885206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163482.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This concluding chapter covers Pigou's death in 1959 as well as his legacy. Today, Pigou's ideas seem more germane than ever, and a renewed understanding of his influence is coming into clearer ... More


The Gold Standard and Monetary Theory

John Eatwell and Murray Milgate

in The Fall and Rise of Keynesian Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199777693
eISBN:
9780190261344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777693.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter covers the exchanges of comments and criticisms that passed between John Maynard Keynes and A. C. Pigou on practical matters of economic policy and the theory of money and employment. It ... More


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