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(ROBBINS, Lionel.) SCITOVSKY, Tibor.

Welfare and Competition.

The economics of a fully employed economy.

London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1952 Stock Code: 140224
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First UK edition, first impression (first published in the US the previous year), from the library of the British economist Lionel Robbins (1898-1984), without direct notation in the book (save for a single marginal pencilled question mark to p. 342), but with a sheet of his autograph notes loosely inserted, jotted on the torn off front flap of the dust jacket. Robbins comments on three chapters, noting of chapter ten "naive view of production planning... need of more empirical studies of speculative markets" and of chapter 16 "section on job allocation moot disputable". Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department for thirty years and built it up to its pre-eminent position in British economics" (ODNB). Robbins taught Scitovsky (1910-2002) at the LSE from 1935-1938. Scitovsky went on to work as professor of economics at Stanford, Berkeley and Harvard; he is best known for his writings on how consumer behaviour is influenced by perceptions of their own welfare.

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Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt.


Spine a little darkened with slight lean; a very good copy.


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