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PSST: Patterns of Sustainable Specialization and Trade


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  • Kling Arnold
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    This essay offers an alternative way to look at macroeconomics. The current standard approach uses aggregate supply and aggregate demand (AS-AD). I call the alternative approach "patterns of sustainable specialization and trade" (PSST). The PSST approach combines many old and new strands in economics. It suggests that the economy is a highly complex system that is constantly adapting to new circumstances, especially opportunities created by technological innovation. We can view employment fluctuations as a reflection of the difficulty that markets sometimes have in making the necessary adjustments, so that for a period of time some workers have extremely low marginal revenue product and as a result become unemployed.

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    Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Capitalism and Society.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (December)
    Pages: 1-20

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    Handle: RePEc:bpj:capsoc:v:6:y:2011:i:2:n:2

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    2. Juan David Robalino & Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen, 2012. "Entangled Economy: an ecosystems approach to modeling systemic level dynamics," Papers 1207.6091,


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