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Hi John: there is a little info on Mitchell's reaction to Keynes in my paper with DesRoches on the institutionalist reaction to Keynes, JHET, March 2008.  Burns wrote a longer piece that likely also reflected Mitchell's thinking.


Keynes was generally well informed of American research.  In addition Mitchell was in the UK in late 1931 through the Spring of 1932 and gave a series of talks at Oxford and Cambridge.  The titles of these can be found in the Mitchell papers finding guide, B-4 and B-5. (available online I think--Columbia University Archives).


The Mitchell papers contain only a few letters between the two men, but two are from 1913 and the other three from 1941 and mostly involve possible meetings.


Malcolm.



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Many thanks, Geoff!

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On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 8:26 AM Geoff Hodgson <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
Hi John

Keynes cites Mitchell in the Treatise on Money but not in the General Theory. Keynes visited Mitchell in New York. See my How Economics Forgot History (2001, pp. 217 ff.).

Keep well
Best wishes
Geoff Hodgson



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Sibling Self Social Distancers,

If I may change the topic for a moment, I'm trying to get a little writing done during the apocalypse and am currently revising a paper on business cycle theories. I have searched and searched to find some mention of Mitchell in Keynes' writing or vice versa so as to get a sense of whether or not there was, at the very least, sympathy if not direct influence.

So far, not so good.

Might someone be able to point me in the right direction?

Many thanks in advance!

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