nep-pke New Economics Papers
on Post Keynesian Economics
Issue of 2009‒11‒21
two papers chosen by
Karl Petrick
University of the West Indies

  1. Political Sociology of Poverty In India: Between Politics of Poverty and Poverty of Politics By Anand Kumar
  2. Richard M. Goodwin: a pioneer in the field of economic dynamics between the two Cambridges By Massimo Di Matteo; Serena Sordi

  1. By: Anand Kumar
    Abstract: Political sociology of poverty requires an analysis of the relationship between the political, economic and socio-cultural actors, institutions and processes in the context of poverty. It assumes that poverty is a complex and cumulative consequence of power relations over a period of time between groups within a region and between regions in the modern world system. [CPRC Working Paper 3].
    Keywords: poverty, regions, power relations, political, sociology, economic, population, rural India, socio-cultural, actors, institutions,
    Date: 2009
  2. By: Massimo Di Matteo; Serena Sordi
    Abstract: In the attempt to answer three (interrelated) questions, we concentrate on a crucial step in Goodwin’s (RMG) life: his move from Cambridge, Mass. to Cambridge, UK. Why did RMG not get a permanent position at Harvard? How did RMG reach the decision to settle down in Cambridge, UK? Why was it that RMG never finished the book on economic dynamics he had started to write at Harvard? In answering these questions we show that the material available in the Goodwin Archive at the University of Siena is invaluable and adds much to the ‘known story’.
    Keywords: Richard M. Goodwin, economic dynamics, archive, Harvard University, Cambridge University.
    JEL: B31
    Date: 2009–09

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