An Essay on Marxian Economics
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An Essay on Marxian Economics received a positive review from the economist Eric Roll in The Yale Law Journal. Roll considered the book important. He maintained that its appearance alongside the Marxian economist Paul Sweezy's The Theory of Capitalist Development (1942) represented "a significant landmark in the development of economic thinking." Sweezy described the book as the first work by a major British economist to show interest in Marx since the 19th century, calling it "very interesting". The political scientist David McLellan described the book as "an impressive attempt to revitalise Marx's main economic doctrines."
The Marxian economist Ernest Mandel accused Robinson of misinterpretations of Marx similar to those of the socialist economist Rosa Luxemburg. He rejected Robinson's view that the first and third volumes of Marx's Das Kapital make contradictory assumptions about real wages. He argued that Robinson fails to understand that the first and third volumes are at different levels of abstraction, deal with different questions, and make different assumptions in order to clarify the specific dynamics which allow answers to them.
- Mandel, Ernest (1991). "Introduction by Ernest Mandel". Capital, Volume 1. London: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-044570-6.
- McLellan, David (1995). Karl Marx: A Biography. London: Papermac. ISBN 0-333-63947-2.
- Sweezy, Paul M. (1984). "Editor's Introduction". In Sweezy, Paul M. (ed.). Karl Marx and the Close of His System and Böhm-Bawerk's Criticism of Marx. New York: Orion Editions. ISBN 0-87991-250-2.