More on Schumpeter and Robinson

Someone remarked that Schumpeter’s support was surprising, considering most male economists antagonism to John Robinson.  Here is what he wrote:

226: ‘Mrs. Joan Robinson of Cambridge, England, an economist of international  fame, could be an extremely good acquisition and could probably be had for $4000 or a .ittle more.  I may add that if there were any wish to break that anti-feminist radition, which to me seems, frankly, to be somewhat reactionary, her appointment ould afford an excellent opportunity.”  Schumpeter to Conant, December 7, 1936.
Not bad, but perhaps not surprising since Paul Sweezy was one of his favorites.

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