The Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes
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The Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes

Edited by Robert W. Dimand and Harald Hagemann

The most influential and controversial economist of the twentieth century, John Maynard Keynes was the leading founder of modern macroeconomics, and was also an important historical figure as a critic of the Versailles Peace Treaty after World War I and an architect of the Bretton Woods international monetary system after World War II. This comprehensive Companion elucidates his contributions, his significance, his historical context and his continuing legacy.
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Chapter 5: The India Office

Donald Moggridge

Abstract

Keynes’s first permanent employment was as a civil servant in the India Office, from 1906 until 1908, when he accepted a lectureship at Cambridge. This chapter describes his duties and his own work while he was there, the Indian currency question which prompted his first book, Indian Currency and Finance, and his appointment to the Royal Commission on Indian Finance and Currency in 1913.

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