The Provocative Economist

‘[M]y brain is quite congealed. I cannot think of a word to say to anyone.’

In India of the 1920s, a socially awkward young woman said this of her experience at the parties in Gwalior, India. In less than a decade, she joined Cambridge and became one of the foremost economic thinkers of our time.

I couldn’t help but read Joan Robinson while working on a book on unemployment. Her contribution to the understanding of unemployment remains unmatched.

Issue #6 of EconHistorienne, to be out late July, is dedicated to her. Keep watching this space.

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