David Laidler

20 August 2007 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

| Nicolai Foss |

I have been shocked to realize that the young modern macro-economists I’m acquainted with have no knowledge of the work of David Laidler. There was a time when Laidler was seen as primary spokesman for monetarism, as one of the world’s pre-eminent monetary theorists, and as an eminent historian of monetary thought. Laidler was one of my early influences; in particular, I remember being impressed by his excellent 1981 Economic Journal article, “Monetarism: an Interpretation and an Assessment.” Anyway, Laidler (b. 1938) is still very active, and his work is very much worth looking at if you entertain an interest in the theory and history of money, and the doctrinal history of monetary theory. Here is Laidler’s homepage at the University of Western Ontario. And here is the Wiki. 

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  • 1. Alison Kemper  |  20 August 2007 at 2:17 pm

    There’s a 2004 article on his website, “Central Banks as Lenders of Last Resort –Trndy or Passe?” that is strangely relevant right now.

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