Thursday, 8 July 2010

Conference - New perspectives on the work of Piero Sraffa

The conference held this weekend at Queens College celebrates the publication of Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities fifty years ago by Piero Sraffa, who held the post of Marshall Librarian. Organised by Stephanie Blankenburg, and supported by the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the conference will include book presentations by Dr Geoff Harcourt, Professor Luigi Pasinetti, and Professor Pier Luigi Porta .

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Professor Robin Matthews 1927-2010

Professor Robin Matthews, who died in June, was Professor of Political Economy 1980 - 1991 and Master of Clare College 1975-1993. His publications include The Trade Cycle (1958), The theory of economic growth a survey co-authored with Frank Hahn published in the Economic Journal in 1964, Why has Britain had full employment since the war? a much admired paper published in the Economic Journal in 1968, and British Economic Growth 1856-1973 a major treatise written with Feinstein and Odling Smee He was also a chess problemist and specialised in directmate three-moves.

Dr Ha-Joon Chang interviewed by Tom Heinemann

The Marshall Library was the venue for an interview this morning. Tom Heinemann interviewed Dr Ha-Joon Chang as part of a documentary on the subject of microcredit which is expected to be broadcast in Scandinavia at the end of the year. Dr Chang's forthcoming book "23 things they don't tell you about capitalism" is due to be published by Allen Lane this autumn.