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A Post-Keynesian Amendment To The New Consensus On Monetary Policy

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  • Marc Lavoie

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A common view is now pervasive in policy research at universities and central banks, which one could call the New Keynesian consensus, based on an endogenous money supply. This new consensus reproduces received wisdom: in the long run, expansionary fiscal policy leads to higher inflation rates and real interest rates, while more restrictive monetary policy only leads to lower inflation rates. The paper provides a simple four-quadrant apparatus to represent the above, and it shows that simple modifications to the new consensus model are enough to radically modify received doctrine as to the likely effects of fiscal and monetary policies. Copyright � 2006 The Author; Journal compilation � 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Metroeconomica.

Volume (Year): 57 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (05)
Pages: 165-192

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Handle: RePEc:bla:metroe:v:57:y:2006:i:2:p:165-192

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