860R. J. E. Meade to Harrod, 21 October 1938 [a]

Meade sends a copy of the American edition of his book An Introduction to Economic Analysis and Policy, announcing that he has incorporated in page ix Harrod's suggestions. [1]

  1. 1. J. E. Meade, An Introduction to Economic Analysis and Policy, New York: Oxford University Press, 1938. On p. ix Meade indicates that pp. 276-82 were rewritten incorporating suggestions of Harrod: Meade introduced in his chapter on "The Optimum Supply of Labour" the distinction between the individual and the social optimum balance between work and leisure (compare the American edition to the second edition of Meade's book, Oxford University Press and London: Humphrey Milford, 1937 2 , pp. 259-63). As the indicated alterations do not regard the suggestions and criticism formulated in Harrod's review of the book ("An Introduction to Economic Analysis", 1936:14 ), according to which Meade omitted to mention "the part played by risk and uncertainty in economic affairs" and failed to explore the implication of imperfect competition theory, it would seem that Harrod and Meade further discussed of the book on another occasion, of which no specific evidence survives.
    1. a. From Hertford College, Oxford # , one page ALS, accompanying Meade's An Introduction to Economic Analysis and Policy, New York: Oxford University Press, in HCN Roybooks.


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