Hicks's 'conversion' - from J.R to John

Luigi Lodovico Pasinetti, Gianpaolo Mariutti

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How many Hicks do we know? Looking at the signatures of his papers, and hence at his bibliography, one suspects that there have been at least two – J.R. Hicks, from the beginning of his career in the 1930s to the end of the 1960s; and John Hicks, from the 1970s onwards. Was this change of name a whimsical caprice of a successful economist or was it a meditated choice? The authors show that Hicks changed his name because he changed his stance on economic theory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarkets, Money and Capital: Hicksian Economics for the Twenty-First Century
EditorsR. Scazzieri, A. Sen, S. Zamagni
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Conversion
  • HS-LM Model
  • Hicks, John
  • Keynes


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