Axel Leijonhufvud papers, 1953-2023

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Leijonhufvud, Axel
Axel Leijonhufvud (1933-2022) was a professor emeritus of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. This collection documents his professional life through his correspondence, writings, and research. Acquired as part of the Economists' Papers Archive.
7.5 Linear Feet (13 boxes.)
Material in English and Swedish.
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This collections consists of Leijonhufvud's correspondence, writings, research, and teaching material from his career as a Keynesian economist and professor. Contents range from his coursework at the University of Pittsburgh to lecture notes from his early years as a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Topics include include macroeconomic theory, instability and (dis)equilibrium economics, monetary theory and policies, inflation, banking, market systems, Keynesian thought, and the history of economics in general. Correspondents include Armen Alchian, Robert W. Clower (coauthor), Robert Dorfman, Alan G. Gowman, Bert Hoselitz, Erik Lundberg, Gunnar Myrdal, and Joan Robinson.

Biographical / historical:
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Date Event
Born in Stockholm, Sweden
BA, University of Lund
MA, University of Pittsburgh
Acting Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
PhD, Economics, Northwestern University
Assistant Professor, UCLA
On Keynesian Economics and the Economics of Keynes: A Study in Monetary Theory
Professor, UCLA
Founder and Director of Center for Computable Economics, UCLA
Professor of Monetary Theory and Policy, University of Trento
Macroeconomic Instability and Coordination: Selected Essays
Wrote over a dozen articles for Council of Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and VoxEU on fiscal crises of European Union
2022 May 02
Died in Los Angeles, CA
Acquisition information:
The Axel Leijonhufvud papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library as a gift in 1997 and as a gift from Earlene Craver Leijonhufvud in 2023.
Processing information:

Processed by Carrie Mills, May 2011.

Encoded by Paula Jeannet and Carrie Mills, April 2013.

Accession 2023-0144 added by Leah Tams, August 2023.

Accession described in this collection guide: 1997-0027, 2023-0144.


Organized into three series: Biographical Information; Correspondence; and Research, Writing, and Works.

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