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J.M. Keynes, F.A. Hayek and the Common Reader

Repapis, Constantinos. 2014. J.M. Keynes, F.A. Hayek and the Common Reader. Economic Thought, 3(2), ISSN 2049-3509 [Article]

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This paper gives an account of the debate between F.A. Hayek and J.M. Keynes in the 1930s written for the general public. The purpose of this is twofold. First, to provide the general reader with a narrative of what happened, and pointers to further reading which are accessible to the non-specialist. Second, to discuss how academics can fruitfully bridge the gap between their specialist work and the public without reducing complex themes into one-dimensional narratives. I use the Keynes vs. Hayek debate as a case study on how this may be achieved.

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Institute of Management Studies



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07 Sep 2015 12:12

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27 Jun 2017 13:18

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URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/13121
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