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Two Different Views on Monetary Policy Impact: The New Consensus and Post-Keynesian Economics

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  • Marius-Corneliu Marinas

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

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The objective of this study is to make a synthesis of the differences between two new macroeconomic views. A New Consensus has arisen among neoclassical and New-Keynesian economists, such as Romer, Taylor and Walsh. This new view seeks to redefine the application of monetary policy by re-specifying the most appropriate monetary rule, which is used for inflation targeting. The framework of the monetary policy impact requires the usage of a expectations augmented Phillips curve, characterized through the lack of trade-off inflation-unemployment in the long-run. Post-keynesian macroeconomic critical, whose promoters are Arestis, Lavoie and Satterfield, argues that for most of the production levels obtained output change has no effect on inflation. This is a re-formulation of the Keynesian aggregate supply curve, which is entirely horizontal.

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  • Marius-Corneliu Marinas, 2007. "Two Different Views on Monetary Policy Impact: The New Consensus and Post-Keynesian Economics," Theoretical and Applied Economics, Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER, vol. 9(9(514)), pages 37-42, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:agr:journl:v:9(514):y:2007:i:9(514):p:37-42
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    New Consensus macroeconomic; monetary policy rule; Phillips curve; potential GDP; post-Keynesian.;

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