This book constitutes a supplement to the 1926 account of Alfred Marshall's Official Papers edited by John Maynard Keynes. The book presents material which Keynes did not include, editorial notes and introductions to the various pieces. It focuses on the advice that Marshall, a founding father of modern economics, offered to the British government in the late nineteenth century. The topics covered include education, the role of women, trade unions, unemployment, public enterprise, the quantity theory of money, inflation and trade, benefits of free trade and dangers of protection. The material offers valuable insights into policy thinking at the time, much of which has a surprising degree of relevance to pressing policy issues during our own time. The contents facilitates understanding this doyen of British economics and founder of the Cambridge School of Economics.
• Marshall is key figure in history of economics • Gives information not in Keynes' Official Papers of Alfred Marshall, 1926 • Gives insight into history of economic policy formation
General introduction; Item 1: Evidence to the committee appointed to enquire into the condition of intermediate and higher education in Wales and Monmouthshire by Alfred Marshall - 20 December 1880; Item 2: Gold and silver commission, note by Professor Marshall on Professor Nicolson's paper 'On the effect of a fall in the gold price of silver and general gold prices' - 30 June 1888; Item 3: Material associated with Marshall's work for the Royal Commission on Labour 1891–4; Item 4: The fiscal problem, August 1903; Index.