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Leeson, Robert

Works: 158 works in 464 publications in 1 language and 8,486 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author, htt, edi, Contributor
Classifications: HB98.3, 330.156
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Most widely held works by Robert Leeson
The Taylor rule and the transformation of monetary policy( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contributors' who's who from the academic and policy communities explain and provide perspectives on John Taylor's revolutionary thinking about monetary policy. They explore some of the literature that Taylor inspired and help us understand how the new ways of thinking that he pioneered have influenced actual policy here and abroad
Economics, economists and expectations : microfoundations to macroapplications by Warren Young( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dealing with the origins and development of modern approaches to expectations in micro and macroeconomics, this work makes use of primary sources and previously unpublished material from such figures as Hicks, Hawtrey and Hart
Milton Friedman on freedom : selections from the collected works of Milton Friedman by Milton Friedman( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Robert Leeson and Charles Palm have assembled an amazing collection of Milton Friedman's best works on freedom. Even more amazing is that the selection represents only 1 percent of the 1,500 works by Friedman that Leeson and Palm have put online in a user-friendly format and an even smaller percentage if you include their archive of Friedman's audio and television recordings, correspondence, and other writings. This book and the larger online collection are sorely needed and very welcome. Milton Friedman deserves to be read in the original by generation after generation. --
Hayek : a collaborative biography by Robert Leeson( )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries 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."--
The eclipse of Keynesianism : the political economy of the Chicago counter-revolution by Robert Leeson( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the internal dynamics of the economics profession and explores the process by which two Chicago economists, Milton Friedman and George Stigler, influenced the direction of world history in the last quarter of the twentieth century. In macroeconomics, the quantity theory was economically 'tested' against its hegemonic Keynesian rival and as a result became highly influential. But in microeconomics no comparable body of literature emerged to 'test' the theory of monopolistic competition. Friedman and Stigler both declined to be drawn into the process by which the model of perfect competition could be replaced by a general theory of microeconomics that emphasized the prevalence of market power
The Keynesian tradition by Robert Leeson( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 286 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
A.W.H. Phillips : collected works in contemporary perspective by A. W. H Phillips( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Phillips' major work, including 6 previously unpublished essays, along with essays by 29 economists which highlight and interpret his influence
Ideology and the international economy : the decline and fall of Bretton Woods by Robert Leeson( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Robert Leeson examines the process by which Friedman's case for flexible exchange rates was transformed from heresy to academic consensus to become the linchpin of post- 1973 international monetary order. The primary focus is on the organisation and dissemination of the intellectual and political forces that undermined the authority of the IMF and the Bretton Woods system."--Jacket
American power and policy by Robert Leeson( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 248 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
Hayek and Behavioral Economics by Roger Frantz( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 233 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.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Canadian policy debates and case studies in honour of David Laidler by David E. W Laidler( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 229 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
The anti-Keynesian tradition by Robert Leeson( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 208 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
David Laidler's contributions to economics by David E. W Laidler( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 206 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
Hayek : a collaborative biography( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the ninth volume in this series which explores the life of Nobel Price-winning economist F.A. Hayek (1899-1992). Hayek was famous for promoting an Austrian version of classical liberalism: this multi-volume biography examines the evolution of Hayek's life and influence. In this volume, a variety of well-known contributors discuss Hayek's views on the divine right of the market taking democratic and free-market principles into account. Topics range from Hayek's philosophical influences, to the profound change his ideas wrought on the political and economic landscape.--
Hayek : a collaborative biography by Robert Leeson( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tenth part of Robert Leeson's collaborative biography of Friedrich August von Hayek explores Hayek's thought on the free market and democracy. Using an unparalleled array of archival materials, Leeson reconstructs Hayek's thinking as the notorious economist and his acolytes set about reshaping the post-war economic order. Darker areas of Hayek's thought are also explored, including the influence of eugenics on his thought and his support for radical right-wing dictatorships in South America. Leeson concludes this volume with a collection of chapters written by eminent scholars of Hayek. These chapters cover subjects as diverse as Hayek's influence on scholars of Darwinian evolution, his views on psychology, and cultural evolution. .--
Hayek : a collaborative biography by Robert Leeson( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the seventh volume in this series which explores the life of Nobel Price-winning economist F.A. Hayek (1899-1992). The volume uses archival material, juxtaposed with Hayek's published work to challenge the existing perceptions of his life and thought. It examines the methods by which Hayek interacted with - and schemed against - the knowledge communities that he encountered during his very long life. Chapters explore the 'rules of engagement' that Hayek employed when interacting with fifth leading knowledge communities, including the Nobel Prize selection committee who were led to believe his claim about having predicted the Great Depression. It also explores his interactions with William Beveridge, the founder of the modern British Welfare State, A.C. Pigou, the founder of the market school, J.M. Keynes, Sir Arthur Lewis, and Abba Lerner
Hayek : a collaborative biography( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 9 August 1974, Richard Nixon resigned to avoid impeachment; on 29 April 1975, the United States scuttled from their Embassy in Saigon - optics that were interpreted as defeats for the 'International Right'. Yet in 1975, Margaret Thatcher became leader of the Conservative Party; and in 1976 Ronald Reagan almost unseated a sitting Republican Party President. Pivotal to the 'turn to the Right' was Friedrich 'von' Hayek's 1974 Nobel Prize for Economic Science - awarded for having used Austrian Business Cycle Theory to predict the Great Depression: 'For him it is not a matter of a simple defence of a liberal system of society as may sometimes appear from the popularized versions of his thinking.' The evidence suggests that Hayek's fraudulent assertion was uncovered at the University of Chicago in the early 1930s - but not reported. The most likely explanation is self-censorship - for reasons of ideological correctness, fund raising and residual deference to the Second Estate. Four indirect tests suggest that 'free' market economists have - in other instances and presumably for fund-raising motives - suppressed embarrassing 'knowledge': which suggests that they were perfectly capable of suppressing 'knowledge' about Hayek's non-prediction of the Great Depression. With respect to the Nobel Prize and thus his ability to reach a wider audience, Hayek was fortune in having two loyal 'intermediaries': Lionel Robbins and Fritz Machlup who were - and probably felt themselves to be - 'socially' inferior to 'von' Hayek.--
Hayek : a collaborative biography by Robert Leeson( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 153 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. Two concepts of civilization revolve around power - should it be separated or concentrated? Liberalism in the non-Austrian classical tradition remains fearful of power concentrated in the hands of government, labour unions or corporations; Red Terrorists sought to monopolize power to liquidate enemies and competitors as a prelude to utopia (the 'withering away of the State'); and behind the 'slogan of liberty, ' White Terror promoters (Mises and Hayek) sought to concentrate power in the hands of a 'dictatorial democracy' where henchmen would liquidate enemies, and - 'guided' by 'utopia' (the 'spontaneous' order) - follow orders from their social superiors. This volume, Part XII, examines the 'free' market Use of Knowledge in Society; examines the foundations of 'free' market educational credentials; and asks whether those funded by the tobacco industry and the carbon lobby should be accorded 'independent policy expert' status
Hayek : a collaborative biography( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayek claimed that he always made it his rule 'not to be concerned with current politics, but to try to operate on public opinion.' However, evidence suggests that he was a party political operative with 'free' market scholarship being the vehicle through which he sought - and achieved - party political influence. The 'main purpose' of his Mont Pelerin Society had 'been wholly achieved'. Mises promoted 'Fascists' including Ludendorff and Hitler, and Hayekians promoted the Operation Condor military dictatorships and continue to maintain a 'united front' with 'neo-Nazis.' Hayek, who supported Pinochet's torture-based regime and played a promotional role in 'Dirty War' Argentina, is presented as a saintly figure. These chapters place 'free' market promotion in the context of the post-1965 neo-Fascist 'Strategy of Tension', and examine Hayek's role in the promotion of deflation that facilitated Hitler's rise to power; his proposal to relocate Gibraltarians across the frontier into 'Fascist' Spain; the Austrian revival of the 1970s; the role of (what was presented as) 'neutral academic data' on behalf of the 'International Right' and their efforts to promote Franz Josef Strauss and Ronald Reagan and defend apartheid and the Shah of Iran
Hayek by Robert Leeson( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Funded by the tobacco and fossil fuel industries, the Mises- and Hayek-inspired 'free' market has adopted 'The Slogan of Liberty' - but should their faith-based assertions be accorded the same epistemological status as a science? If Austrian economics is a branch of divinely revealed 'knowledge' - as the epigone Godfather, Hans Sennholz, insists - what validity do its policy recommendations have? Should those who falsely claim to have PhDs be tax-funded as 'Post-Doctoral Fellows' and 'Professors'? This volume examines the consequences of the 'free' market colonisation of economics - climate change, financial crises and the corruption of academic discourse"--
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Economics, economists and expectations : microfoundations to macroapplications
The eclipse of Keynesianism : the political economy of the Chicago counter-revolutionThe Keynesian traditionA.W.H. Phillips : collected works in contemporary perspectiveIdeology and the international economy : the decline and fall of Bretton WoodsAmerican power and policyCanadian policy debates and case studies in honour of David LaidlerThe anti-Keynesian traditionDavid Laidler's contributions to economics
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Leeson, R. 1955-

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