Sidney Weintraub and American Post Keynesianism: 1938-1970

18 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2014

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E. Roy Weintraub

Duke University - Department of Economics

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Date Written: July 21, 2014


Sidney Weintraub (1914-1983) was an American economist who spent most of his career at the University of Pennsylvania. A distinguished economic theorist (and the author’s father), he was a co-founder of the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, and the leading figure in the US in the early years of the Post Keynesian movement. This article shows how the early development of American Post Keynesianism, despite claims to the contrary by historians of Post Keynesianism, had no connection to the UK group centered around Joan Robinson in Cambridge.

Keywords: Sidney Weintraub, Post Keynesian economics, Paul Davidson, wage-price inflation

JEL Classification: B2, B3, B5

Suggested Citation

Weintraub, E. Roy, Sidney Weintraub and American Post Keynesianism: 1938-1970 (July 21, 2014). Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 172, Available at SSRN: or

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