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Post Keynesian modeling: where are we, and where are we going to?

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  • Angel Asensio
  • Dany Lang
  • Sbastien Charles

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This paper presents the current "state of the art" of Post Keynesian modeling, as well as the most important issues raised by it. We first present a new formal statement of Keynes's model. We then analyze the three most important classes of Post Keynesian contemporary models: the Kaleckian models of growth, the Minskian models showing the destabilizing effects of financial variables on the economy, and the path-dependent models insisting on the nature of time in economics, and on the absence of any "natural" anchor. We argue that, whereas the current Post Keynesian models have a lot in common with Keynes's model, none of them encompass all its rich and realistic properties, and a synthetic dynamic Post Keynesian model is desirable, and has still to be framed.

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Article provided by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. in its journal Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.

Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
Pages: 393-412

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Handle: RePEc:mes:postke:v:34:y:2012:i:3:p:393-412

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Keywords: Kaleckian models; Minskian models; path dependency; Post Keynesian modeling;

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