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Solow's Struggle with Medium-Run Macroeconomics: 1956-1995

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  • Michael Assous
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    Solow has repeatedly called for the development of models that combine equilibrium and out-of equilibrium outcomes or what he called a macroeconomics of the medium-run. This paper recounts the history of Solow’s different attempts to address this issue. It starts in early 1950s when Solow developed his long-run growth model and it ends in the mid 1990s with the publication of A Critical Essay on Modern Macroeconomic Theory co-written with Frank Hahn. This narrative involves different economists associated with various research traditions, going from the neo-classical synthesis in the 1960s, the New Classical Economics in the 1970s and the New Keynesianism in the 1980s.

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    Paper provided by Center for the History of Political Economy in its series Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series with number 2013-17.

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    Length: 47
    Date of creation: 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:hec:heccee:2013-17

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    Keywords: economic growth; Robert Solow; Medium-Run macroeconomics; dynamics; multiple equilibria;

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