J.K. Galbraith – A Theory of Price Control (1952)


The first major work of influential US economist and academic J.K. Galbraith, who went on to write the bestselling Great Crash several years later.

The book looks at the use of price control by governments as a mean to control inflation. It draws on the author’s experience in the Second World War, when he was responsible for designing control systems for the US administration.

Galbraith went on to advise several US presidents and was a longstanding academic at Harvard, as well as being US ambassador to India.

Very rare to find with the original dust jacket.

First edition, first impression, hardback. Published in 1952 by Harvard University Press.