First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with titles in gilt to the spine. A better than very good copy, the binding square and firm, the spine bright, with just slight bumping to the extremities. The contents with a little toning to the endpapers and the very occasional dot of foxing to a couple of page edges are otherwise clean throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example.
James Edward Meade (1907-1995) was a British economist and joint winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with the Swedish economist Bertil Ohlin for their "pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements." After working at the League of Nations and the Cabinet Office, he became the leading economist of the early years of Clement Attlee's government, before taking professorships at LSE (1947–57) and Cambridge (1957–67). The present volume is the first edition of his first published work, produced shortly after his postgraduate year at Cambridge where he worked under Dennis Robertson and John Maynard Keynes, whose influence, as he acknowledges in the preface, served to significantly shape his subsequent writings.
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