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Chaos Theory and the New Keynesian Economics


  • Rosser, J Barkley, Jr


The possibility of endogenous chaotic cycles in rational expectations models undermines New Classical arguments that macroeconomic stabilization policies will be either ineffective or inefficient. However, the possibility of chaos also weakens the ability of New Keynesian stabilization policies because of the associated forecasting difficulties. Although numerous kinds of models can generate chaotic dynamics, empirical evidence of the existence of such dynamics in economics is ambiguous. Copyright 1990 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd and The Victoria University of Manchester

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  • Rosser, J Barkley, Jr, 1990. "Chaos Theory and the New Keynesian Economics," The Manchester School of Economic & Social Studies, University of Manchester, vol. 58(3), pages 265-291, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:manch2:v:58:y:1990:i:3:p:265-91

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    1. J. Barkley Rosser, 2003. "A Nobel Prize for Asymmetric Information: The economic contributions of George Akerlof, Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz," Review of Political Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(1), pages 3-21.
    2. Frédéric Lordon, 1991. "Théorie de la croissance : quelques développements récents [Première partie : la croissance récente]," Revue de l'OFCE, Programme National Persée, vol. 36(1), pages 157-211.
    3. J. Barkley Rosser, 1999. "On the Complexities of Complex Economic Dynamics," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 13(4), pages 169-192, Fall.
    4. Michael Assous & Pedro Garcia Duarte, 2017. "Challenging Lucas: from overlapping generations to infinite-lived agent models," Working Papers, Department of Economics 2017_03, University of São Paulo (FEA-USP).

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