Outline Keynes’s explanation for the volatility of stock market prices set out in Chapter 12 of his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Carefully identify both the role that conventions play in and the policy proposals Keynes draws from his analysis of the stock market. Use 12 references including the 3 reading reference given below:
1. Keynes, J. M, 1936, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Reprinted as The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes: The General Theory, Royal Economic Society, Vol VII, Macmillan, London. Chapter 12.
2. Lawson, T, 1995, ‘Expectations and Economics’ in Dow, S and Hillard, J. eds, Keynes, Knowledge and Uncertainty, Edward Elgar, Aldershot.
3. Peukert, H, 2011, ‘Dysfunctional aspects of contemporary financial markets: diagnosis and prescription’, European Journal of Law and Economics