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Richard M. Goodwin: a pioneer in the field of economic dynamics between the two Cambridges


  • Massimo Di Matteo


  • Serena Sordi



In the attempt to answer three (interrelated) questions, we concentrate on a crucial step in Goodwin’s (RMG) life: his move from Cambridge, Mass. to Cambridge, UK. Why did RMG not get a permanent position at Harvard? How did RMG reach the decision to settle down in Cambridge, UK? Why was it that RMG never finished the book on economic dynamics he had started to write at Harvard? In answering these questions we show that the material available in the Goodwin Archive at the University of Siena is invaluable and adds much to the ‘known story’.

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  • Massimo Di Matteo & Serena Sordi, 2009. "Richard M. Goodwin: a pioneer in the field of economic dynamics between the two Cambridges," Department of Economic Policy, Finance and Development (DEPFID) University of Siena 0709, Department of Economic Policy, Finance and Development (DEPFID), University of Siena.
  • Handle: RePEc:usi:depfid:0709

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    Richard M. Goodwin; economic dynamics; archive; Harvard University; Cambridge University.;

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    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals

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