This volume collects published papers and essays from widely scattered and inaccessible sources, some of which appeared for the first time when this book was originally published. In the first part of the book the subjects range from the theory of wages and recent trends in economic theory to economists’ criticism of capitalism and socialism, investment-policy in under-developed countries, and economic growth under the Soviet Five Year Plans. The second part includes papers on Lenin and Marx, a study of the economic ideas of Bernard Shaw, and an essay on historical materialism.
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Preface. Part 1. 1. The Entrepreneur Myth (1924). 2. A Sceptical View of the Theory of Wages (1929). 3. Three Articles on the Problem of Economic Calculation in a Socialist Economy. A) Economic Theory and the Problems of a Socialist Economy (1933). B) A Note on Saving and Investment in a Socialist Economy (1939) c) A Review of the Discussion Concerning Economic Calculation in a Socialist Economy (1953). 4. The Economic Basis of Class Conflict (1937). 5. On Some Tendencies in Modern Economic Theory (1949). 6. Rates of Growth under the Five Year Plans (1953). 7. A Note on the So-Called Degree of Capital Intensity of Investment in Under-Developed Countries (1954). Part 2. 8. A Lecture on Lenin (1939). 9. A Lecture on Marx (1942). 10. Bernard Shaw and Economics (1946). 11. Full Employment and Capitalism (1950). 12. Historical Materialism and the Role of the Economic Factor (1951). Part 3. 13. Economists and the Economics of Socialism. 14. Comment on Soviet Economic Statistics. 15. A Note on the Discussion of the Problem of Choice Between Alternative Investment Projects. 16. The Accumulation of Capital. 17. A Note on the Transformation Problem. Index.
Maurice Dobb was the foremost Marxian economist of his generation in Britain. He was noted for his contributions to value theory, the theory of economic planning and the analysis of Soviet economic development. This set will re-issue 7 of his most important works.