The 'General Theory' Synthesis According to Roy Harrod in 'Mr. Keynes and Traditional Theory' (A síntese da Teoria Geral do Emprego, dos Juros e da Moeda segundo Roy Harrod em 'Mr. Keynes and Traditional Theory')

Revista de Economia (Curitiba), Vol. 23, pp. 27-49, 2000

24 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2007

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Claudia Heller

Universidade Estadual Paulista

Abstract

The hypothesis behind the ongoing research that motivates this paper suggests that the mathematical formalizations of the General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money advanced by Roy Harrod, John Hicks and James Meade, as well as the ones by David Champernowne and Brian Reddaway, although similar in their form, were constructed using different kinds of reasonings, justifications and theoretical arguments. Consequently, the acceptance and success of the mathematized version occurred because it allowed the - implicit - incorporation of the diverse causal relations proposed by each of these authors. Lack of space and time prevent a complete development of this hypothesis here, so this text focuses only on Harrod's contribution.

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Keywords: IS-LM, John Maynard Keynes, Roy Harrod, John Hicks, David Champernowne, Brian Reddaway, James Meade

JEL Classification: B2, B32

Suggested Citation

Heller, Claudia, The 'General Theory' Synthesis According to Roy Harrod in 'Mr. Keynes and Traditional Theory' (A síntese da Teoria Geral do Emprego, dos Juros e da Moeda segundo Roy Harrod em 'Mr. Keynes and Traditional Theory'). Revista de Economia (Curitiba), Vol. 23, pp. 27-49, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=964738

Claudia Heller (Contact Author)

Universidade Estadual Paulista ( email )

Rodovia Araraquara-Jau km1
Araraquara
Brazil

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