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Founded in 1890 the Royal Economic Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious economic associations in the world. From its inception the Royal Economic Society has had a commitment to publishing scholarly editions of classic works in economics. The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes was undertaken in pursuit of this aim and to honour the economist who did most to advance the objectives of the Society during the first half century of its existence. The Society is proud to be reissuing this acclaimed edition in collaboration with Cambridge University Press.


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  • Sir James Mirrlees: A tribute to a former RES President
  • 04 September 2018
  • Former President of the Royal Economic Society (1989-1992) Professor Sir James Mirrlees passed away on 29 August 2018 at the age of 82. Jim Mirrlees was one of the leading economic theorists of the 20th century. In 1996 he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics with William Vickrey for their fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information. He developed the first formal model of optimal income taxation, making explicit the trade-off between equity......