Frank P. Ramsey: A Cambridge Economist

@article{Duarte2009FrankPR,
  title={Frank P. Ramsey: A Cambridge Economist},
  author={P. Duarte},
  journal={History of Political Economy},
  year={2009},
  volume={41},
  pages={445-470}
}
  • P. Duarte
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • History of Political Economy
  • Frank Plumpton Ramsey was a Cambridge mathematician who produced profound work in logic, philosophy, mathematics and economics in the first-half of the twentieth century. He died at the age of twenty six, in 1930, and his contributions, despite being few in number, have been bearing fruits since then. Practitioners across those areas share the view that Ramsey was a genius ahead of his time. I explore in this article how Ramsey's image of a genius was created among eminent economists. I then… CONTINUE READING

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