First Edition of Maurice Dobb's An Essay on Economic Growth and Planning
An Essay on Economic Growth and Planning.
Item Number: 47091
London: Routledge, Kegan & Paul, 1960.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few closed tears.
Maurice Dobb was an economist who was primarily involved in the interpretation of neoclassical economic theory from a Marxist point of view. His involvement in the original economic calculation problem debate consisted of critiques of capitalist, centrally planned socialist, or market socialist models that were based upon the neoclassical framework of static equilibrium. Dobb charged the market socialist model of Oskar Lange and the contributions of "neo-classical" socialists of an illegitimate "narrowing of the focus of study to problems of exchange-relations." (Economists and the Economics of Socialism, 1939.)