James Tobin, 1981 Nobel laureate in economics, was the outstanding monetary economist among American Keynesian economists. This book, the first written about James Tobin, examines his leading role as a Keynesian macroeconomist and monetary economist, and considers the continuing relevance of his ideas.
About the Author
Robert Dimand is a professor of economics at Brock University, Canada. In 2012-13 he was President of the History of Economics Society. His first book, The Origins of the Keynesian Revolution (1988), was based on his Yale PhD dissertation, supervised by James Tobin. He is the co-author of a book on the history of game theory, editor or co-editor of a dozen books, and author of more than ninety refereed journal articles.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. An American Keynesian 2. Transforming the IS-LM Model Sector by Sector 3. Consumption, Rationing, and Logit Estimation: Tobin as an Econometrician 4. Portfolio Balance, Money Demand and Money Creation 5. Tobin's q and the Theory of Investment 6. Money and Long-Run Economic Growth 7. To Improve the World: Limiting the Domain of Inequality 8. Taming Speculation: The Tobin Tax 9. Tobin's Legacy and Modern Macroeconomics