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Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy

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  • OLIVIER BLANCHARD
  • GIOVANNI DELL’ARICCIA
  • PAOLO MAURO

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The great moderation lulled macroeconomists and policymakers alike in the belief that we knew how to conduct macroeconomic policy. The crisis clearly forces us to question that assessment. In this paper, we review the main elements of the precrisis consensus, identify where we were wrong and what tenets of the precrisis framework still hold, and take a tentative first pass at the contours of a new macroeconomic policy framework.

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  • Olivier Blanchard & Giovanni Dell’Ariccia & Paolo Mauro, 2010. "Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 42(s1), pages 199-215, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jmoncb:v:42:y:2010:i:s1:p:199-215
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1538-4616.2010.00334.x
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