Joan Violet Robinson, 1903-1983, was a British economist and Professor at Cambridge University, and belonged to the Post-Keynesian doctrine. She was recognized as a contributor to Keynes‘ famous “The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money”, 1936.
One of her first and most notorious contributions to economics was in the field of imperfect competition, which can be seen in her book “The Economics of Imperfect Competition”. Along with Chamberlin’s work, Robinson’s book is considered to be the foundations of market structure analysis.
Robinson is well known for her heterodox economic thoughts; especially for her receptivity for certain Marxist approaches. Her top work “The Accumulation of Capital”, 1956, extended Keynesianism by going ahead of the issues in the short-run and analysing the long-run issues of development, economic growth and capital accumulation.