Reflections on Modern Macroeconomics: Can We Travel Along a Safer Road?
AbstractIn this paper we sketch some reflections on the pitfalls and inconsistencies of the research program - currently dominant among the profession - aimed at providing microfoundations to macroeconomics along a Walrasian perspective. We argue that such a methodological approach constitutes an unsatisfactory answer to a well-posed research question, and that alternative promising routes have been long mapped out but only recently explored. In particular, we discuss a recent agent-based, truly non-Walrasian macroeconomic model, and we use it to envisage new challenges for future research.
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Date of creation: Aug 2006
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Publication status: Published in Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Vol: 382, Issue: 1, 1 August 2007, pp: 89-97
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- Gaffeo, E. & Catalano, M. & Clementi, F. & Delli Gatti, D. & Gallegati, M. & Russo, A., 2007. "Reflections on modern macroeconomics: Can we travel along a safer road?," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 382(1), pages 89-97.
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