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Price liberalization, monetary, and fiscal policies for transition economies: a Post Keynesian perspective

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Post Keynesian economic analysis recommended a different reform program for transition economies than the orthodox model in the form of shock therapy implemented and imposed by the Washington consensus. In contrast to the dominant view, Post Keynesians recommended gradual price liberalization, which involved maintaining fixed prices and wages and subsidies, the establishment and maintenance of buffer stocks, government intervention to stimulate investment and incomes, and industry-incomes policies. With regard to monetary policy, Post Keynesians argued that a discretionary monetary policy was essential to reduce unemployment. With respect to fiscal policy, budget deficits were essential to maintain full employment.

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  • John Marangos, 2003. "Price liberalization, monetary, and fiscal policies for transition economies: a Post Keynesian perspective," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(3), pages 449-469.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:postke:v:25:y:2003:i:3:p:449-469
    DOI: 10.1080/01603477.2003.11051370
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    1. Jesús Ferreiro & Carmen Gómez, 2014. "Implementing a Voluntary Wage Policy: Lessons from the Irish and Spanish Wages Policies before the Crisis," Panoeconomicus, Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia, vol. 61(1), pages 107-127, Februar.
    2. Ichiro Iwasaki & Taku Suzuki, 2016. "Radicalism Versus Gradualism: An Analytical Survey Of The Transition Strategy Debate," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 30(4), pages 807-834, September.
    3. John Marangos & Charles J. Whalen, 2011. "Evolution without fundamental change: the Washington Consensus on economic development," Chapters,in: Financial Instability and Economic Security after the Great Recession, chapter 8, pages 153-178 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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