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Leeson, Robert

Overview
Works: 98 works in 325 publications in 1 language and 4,787 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: HB98.3, 330.156
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Leeson
A.W.H. Phillips : collected works in contemporary perspective by A. W. H Phillips( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eclipse of Keynesianism : the political economy of the Chicago counter-revolution by Robert Leeson( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a context for these developments: Stigler's model of the sociology of economic knowledge and Friedman's sceptical view of the appropriate role of econometrics in economic analysis. The book also examines the way in which Friedman infuriated and captivated his Keynsian opponents. Gradually, some Keynsians began to display a more tolerant attitude towards inflation, the societal problem which facilitated the political and economic revolutions of the Thatcher-Reagan years."--Jacket
Ideology and the international economy : the decline and fall of Bretton Woods by Robert Leeson( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975, US Treasury Secretary William Simon informed the IMF annual meeting that "We strongly believe that countries must be free to choose their own exchange rate system". As flexible exchange rates were legitimised, several leading countries began to experiment with monetary targeting. These two revolutionary policy changes were inter-related: a flexible exchange rate is a precondition for an independent national monetary policy. Having lost one 'sacred' symbol or anchor (fixed exchange rates), central bankers began to experiment with another. Both these developments were the culmination of campaigns led by Milton Friedman during the previous quarter of a century. Robert Leeson examines the process by which Friedman's case for flexible exchange rates was transformed from heresy to academic consensus and lynchpin of the post-1973 international monetary order. The primary focus of this study of political economy is on the organisation and the dissemination of the intellectual and political forces that undermined the Bretton Woods system
The anti-Keynesian tradition by Robert Leeson( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together the unique insights offered by archival evidence, this volume traces the evolution of the Anti-Keynesian movement, and studies and analyses its main proponents. With the help of first-hand documents, we are able to resolve long-running disputes and misrepresentations which may otherwise run on endlessly." "This volume contains a range of contributions from top scholars in the field which use key archival evidence to provide a comprehensive overview of the Anti-Keynesian Tradition, and its main players. This volume traces the movement by focusing on the evolution of thought within this school. The volume should be an essential companion for those interested in the Anti-Keynesian Tradition and in the evolution of economics more generally."--Jacket
The Keynesian tradition by Robert Leeson( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the process by which Keynes' message got interpreted and re-interpreted and thus separated into a Left and a Right political-economic stream. Archival evidence is used to shed a fresh light on many of the controversies (and colourful characters) of the Keynesian tradition
American power and policy by Robert Leeson( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses archival evidence to provide unique insights into US economics, focusing on the origins of the IMF, building a multilateral strategy for the US, the Great Inflation of the 1970s, and on Marriner S. Eccles, Lauchlin Currie, Allyn Young, John H. Williams and Arthur I. Bloomfield
The Taylor rule and the transformation of monetary policy by Pier Francesco Asso( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the intellectual history of the Taylor Rule and its considerable influence on macroeconomic research and monetary policy. The paper traces the historical antecedents to the Taylor rule, emphasizing the contributions of three prominent advocates of rules--Henry Simons, A.W.H. Phillips, and Milton Friedman. The paper then examines the evolution of John Taylor's thinking as an academic and policy advisor leading up to his formulation of the Taylor rule. Finally, the paper documents the influence of the Taylor rule on macroeconomic research and the Federal Reserve's conduct of monetary policy
Economics, economists and expectations : microfoundations to macroapplications by Warren Young( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of rational expectations has played a hugely important role in economics over the years. Dealing with the origins and development of modern approaches to expectations in micro and macroeconomics, this book makes use of primary sources and previously unpublished material from such figures as Hicks, Hawtrey and Hart. The accounts of the 'founding fathers' of the models themselves are also presented here for the first time. The authors trace the development of different approaches to expectations from the likes of Hayek, Morgenstern,
Hayek and Behavioral Economics by Roger S Frantz( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich Hayek was awarded the 1974 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences for his contributions to the analysis of money and the business cycle, and for his penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena. Hayek was a polymath: he systematically analyzed human rationality, the nature of knowledge, and methodology. This book, which analyses his contributions to the emerging - and revolutionary - field of behavioral economics, has been written by an outstanding collection of authors including Deirdre McCloskey, Herbert Gintis, Peter Boettke and Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith. It is demonstrated that Hayek's seminal contributions came decades before economists such as Herbert Simon (winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize) and Harvey Leibenstein began to develop the field in earnest
David Laidler's contributions to economics by David E. W Laidler( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a collection of essays by leading economists in honour of David Laidler's contributions to the field of macroeconomics, with important essays on central banking, monetary policy implementation, inflation targeting, monetary theory, monetary framework debates, and the mathematical theory of banking
Canadian policy debates and case studies in honour of David Laidler by David E. W Laidler( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together some of the worlds leading economists, to focus primarily on Canadian policy issues and case study debates in honor of David Laidler. The book commemorates his success and active participation in the research and analysis of monetary policy"--Provided by publisher
Keynes, Chicago, and Friedman( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayek : a collaborative biography by Robert Leeson( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sixth volume contributors examine Hayek's neoliberal economics and politics in the 20th century, and the demise of the socialist system. Taking a closer look at Hayek's time in Australia, and his time spent travelling in the east. F.A. von Hayek (1899-1992) was a Nobel Prize winning economist, famous for promoting an Austrian version of classical liberalism. The multi-volume Hayek: A Collaborative Biography examines the evolution of his life and influence. This sixth volume examines Hayek's neoliberal policy agenda, the demise of the socialist system, the Coase Theorem and the rise of Russia of the Oligarchs. In addition to describing Hayek's 1976 trip to Australia, these chapters examine Hayek legacy in relation to George Orwell, A.C. Pigou and Andres Breivik
Keynes and the Keynesian Phillips curve : further evidence by Robert Leeson( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayek : a collaborative biography by Robert Leeson( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.A. Hayek (1899-1992) was a Nobel Prize winning economist, famous for his defense against classical liberalism. Hayek: A Collaborative Biography is a collection of volumes which tracks the various stages of Hayek's life and his work. The chronology of Hayek's life is conveniently delineated by his eight cities of residence.This fourth volume examines his time in Vienna and Chicago (1931-1950), when Hayek held the prestigious University of London Tooke Professorship of Economic Science and Statistics. -- The study encompasses historical, social, political and economic viewpoints in examining Hayek's life and the history of economic thought. In the early 1930s, Hayek's business cycle work was apparently defeated by John Maynard Keynes and Piero Sraffa. However, Hayek had three successes. The Ordinal revolution, which undermined the foundations of welfare economics, was successfully transplanted from pre-war Austria and Lausanne to inter-war Britain. The Road to Serfdom (1944) attributed blame for Hitler not on those who funded him (the business sector) but on those who opposed him (socialists). In 1947, Hayek also launched the highly influential Mont Pelerin Society. Hayek had to diplomatically navigate around the other branch of the Austrian School (as represented by Ludwig Mises) whilst maintaining support from members of the nascent Chicago School. As an atheist Hayek had to compromise: the Society would not be named after two Roman Catholic aristocrats (The Acton de Tocqueville Society), but what later became known as the 'religious right' was, nevertheless, accommodated
Hayek : a collaborative biography( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1984, F.A. Hayek, the co-leader of the Austrian free market neo-classical school, embraced the transparently fraudulent assertion made by Donald McCormick, aka Richard Deacon, in The British Connection (1979) which accused A.C. Pigou, the co-leader of the Cambridge market failure neo-classical school, of being a Soviet spy. Over lunch at the Reform Club with 'Deacon' McCormick, the former Sunday Times Foreign Manager, Hayek authenticated the fraudulent signature contained in a 1905 diary ₆ the essence of the case against Pigou. In this third volume of Hayek: A Collaborative Biography, a distinguished collection of academics and specialists examine 'Deacon' McCormick's fraudulent career: summarizing the large volume of incriminating evidence that was available to Hayek in 1984. Hayek's 1931 unsubstantiated assertion about having predicted the Great Depression was obviously matched by other equally unreliable assertions. That Hayek's assertions have been uncritically repeated by his disciples illuminates dynamics of that school. Austrian School economists who promote financial sector deregulation and climate change denial appear to resemble a free market religion rather than the scientific communities examined in other volumes in this series
Hayek : a collaborative biography( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.A. von Hayek (1899-1992) was a Nobel Prize winning economist, famous for promoting an Austrian version of classical liberalism. The multi-volume Hayek: A Collaborative Biography examines the evolution of his life and influence. This sixth volume examines Hayek's neoliberal policy agenda, the demise of the socialist system, the Coase Theorem and the rise of Russia of the Oligarchs. In addition to describing Hayek's 1976 trip to Australia, these chapters examine Hayek legacy in relation to George Orwell, A. C. Pigou and Andres Breivik
Hayek. a collaborative biography( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.A. Hayek (1899-1992) was a Nobel Prize-winning economist, famous for his defence of 'classical liberalism'. In this second volume of Hayek: A Collaborative Biography archival material is juxtaposed with Hayek's published work to bring a new perspective to the life and times of one the of 20th century's most influential economists. This study examines Hayek's life from 1899 to 1933, covering his time in Austria, the influence of the 'Psychology School', his first trip to the USA, 1923-1924, his arrival at the London School of Economics and his early encounters with John Maynard Keynes. Meanwhile in the background lurked the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler. For rhetorical purposes, Keynes challenged attacked Pigou and 'classical economics'; and Hayek challenged attacked Pigou while invoking the authority of 'classical liberalism'. Why did Hayek also defend the 'civilisation' of apartheid against the 'fashion' of 'human rights'? The archival evidence reveals that Hayek's 'Great Society of Free Men' was consistent with neo-feudalism: serfdom, slavery and domestic servitude
Hayek : a collaborative biography( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fifteen scholars have collaborated to provide a comprehensive analysis of the life and work of one of the most influential economists of all time. The authors include the Official Historian of the Reserve Bank of Australia (Selwyn Cornish), the Director of the von Mises Institute (Douglas French), Hayek's second General Editor (Stephen Kresge), the founder of est (Werner Erhard), plus seven Professors - of Economics (David Laidler, Viktor Vanberg and Robert Leeson), Economic History (Avner Offer and Jan-Otmar Hesse), Politics (Melissa Lane) and Social Policy (Nils Goldschmidt). The Universities represented include Stanford, Princeton, Oxford, Bielefeld, Western Ontario, Uppsala and Freiburg. This is the first time that such a distinguished collection of scholars -- from a variety of perspectives -- have attempted to integrate Hayek's life, work and influence on world history with the archival evidence
Hayek: a collaborative biography : a collaborative biography( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.A. Hayek (1899-1992) was a Nobel Prize winning economist, famous for his defense against classical liberalism. This volume xamines Hayek's relationship with the Chicago School, and looks at The Consitution of Liberty - Hayek's vision of the wealthy. The study highlights the paradox that arises from the spontaneous order of trade unions. F.A. von Hayek (1899-1992), who's Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences appears to have been awarded, in part, for a job-interview assertion for which - after eight decades - no evidence has emerged, was famous for promoting the Austrian version of classical liberalism. This fifth biographical volume examines the hypothesis that Hayek's promotion of the Great Society of Free Men was consistent with his behavioural postulate: amoral self-interest. His Constitution of Liberty promoted those with inter-generational entitlements as the true defenders of 'civilisation' and 'property' - an Austrian School of Economics vision of society dominated by the wealthy. According to Hayek, labour unions were enemies of his 'spontaneous' order: yet unions evolved spontaneously. This archival series also provides an opportunity for reflection, correction and elaboration: two chapters responses to material contained in Part I of Hayek: A Collaborative Biography
 
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A.W.H. Phillips : collected works in contemporary perspective
Alternative Names
Leeson, R. 1955-

Languages
English (185)

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The eclipse of Keynesianism : the political economy of the Chicago counter-revolutionIdeology and the international economy : the decline and fall of Bretton WoodsThe anti-Keynesian traditionThe Keynesian traditionAmerican power and policyEconomics, economists and expectations : microfoundations to macroapplicationsDavid Laidler's contributions to economicsCanadian policy debates and case studies in honour of David LaidlerKeynes, Chicago, and Friedman