Joan Violet Robinson was a British economist well known for her wide-ranging contributions to economic theory.
20 Facts About Joan Robinson
Joan Robinson was a central figure in what became known as post-Keynesian economics.
Joan Robinson Maurice was born in 1903, a year after her father's return from Africa.
Joan Robinson was a frequent visitor to Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Joan Robinson was a visiting fellow at the Centre in the mid-1970s.
Joan Robinson instituted an endowment fund to support public lectures at the centre.
Joan Robinson was a frequent visitor to the centre until January 1982 and participated in all activities of the centre and especially student seminars.
Professor Joan Robinson donated royalties of two of her books to CDS.
Joan Robinson made several trips to China, reporting her observations and analyses in China: An Economic Perspective, The Cultural Revolution in China, and Economic Management in China, in which she praised the Cultural Revolution.
Joan Robinson slept in a small unheated hut at the bottom of garden all year round.
Joan Robinson studied economics at Girton College, Cambridge, and immediately after graduation in 1925, she married the economist Austin Robinson.
Joan Robinson joined the British Academy in 1958 and was elected a fellow of Newnham College in 1962.
In 1933, her book The Economics of Imperfect Competition, Joan Robinson coined the term "monopsony," which is used to describe the buyer converse of a seller monopoly.
Joan Robinson used monopsony to describe the wage gap between women and men workers of equal productivity.
In 1956, Joan Robinson published her magnum opus, The Accumulation of Capital, which extended Keynesianism into the long run.
Joan Robinson was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1964.
In 1984, Joan Robinson was elected to the American Philosophical Society.
Joan Robinson suggested developing an alternative to the revival of classical economics.
Joan Robinson influenced Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which altered his approach towards economic policies.
Joan Robinson's father was Frederick Maurice, her mother was Margaret Helen Marsh.