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Keynes’s General Theory

Keynes’s General Theory

Seventy-Five Years Later

Edited by Thomas Cate

This volume, a collection of essays by internationally known experts in the area of the history of economic thought and of the economics of Keynes and macroeconomics in particular, is designed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of The General Theory.

In Memory of Gilles Dostaler

Robert W. Dimand

Subjects: economics and finance, economic psychology, history of economic thought, post-keynesian economics


Gilles Dostaler, Keynes scholar, bon vivant, professor of economic science at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and member of research centres at the Universities of Paris-1, Paris-8, and Toulouse, passed away on 26 February 2011. Sustained by his partner Marielle Cauchy, Gilles remained active in research and in life to the very end of his battle with cancer: in the last week before his death, we exchanged e-mails about a CEA (Canadian Economics Association) session we were organizing to mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of Keynes’s General Theory. An internationally-renowned economist and historian of economic thought, Gilles Dostaler published ten books, a dozen edited books, more than 30 journal articles, more than 30 papers in edited volumes, and 16 published interviews (three of them in Japanese newspapers), and was on the editorial boards of seven journals – and was as much at home waistdeep in a salmon stream in Gaspé as in a library. After teaching mathematics at Collège Jean-de-Brebeuf and graduating from McGill University (MA in economics, 1972) and the Université de Paris-8 (PhD in economics, 1975), Gilles joined the faculty of UQAM in 1975, initially in sociology and then from 1979 in economics (associate professor 1982, full professor 1991). As a student at McGill, Gilles had been one of the organizers of the ‘McGill français’ demonstrations that led to the creation of UQAM. Writing a dissertation on Marxian value theory, his first books were Marx, la valeur, et l’économie politique (Paris:...