IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this book

The World Economy in Crisis – The Return of Keynesianism?

Listed editor(s):
  • Sebastian Dullien

    (University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

  • Eckhard Hein

    (Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany)

  • Till van Treeck

    (Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) in the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Germany)

  • Achim Truger

    (Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) in the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Germany)

Registered editor(s):

The world economy is in crisis. Since the initial turbulences in the U.S. subprime mortgage market in the summer of 2007, we have experienced a global recession in 2008-9 and a wave of financial speculation threatening the existence of the European Monetary Union in 2009-10. At the same time, there has been a remarkable shift in economic policies and economic thinking more broadly. Hardly anyone would doubt today that the Keynesian stimulus packages which were put in place all over the world have so far prevented an even sharper fall in output and increase in unemployment and poverty. Fiscal policy is again considered a powerful tool for macroeconomic stabilisation policies. Similarly, few would now question the necessity of tighter regulation of the financial markets. Central banks around the world have taken ‘unconventional measures’ such as the purchase of asset-backed-securities to stabilise the financial system and the real economy. But the crisis also has more structural roots, amongst which are the massive increases in income and wealth inequalities over the past three decades or so, and the global imbalances in international trade. At this stage, it is still unclear how far policy makers around the world will be able to live up to these challenges. The chapters in this book address these issues from different angles, analysing the underlying structural causes of the crisis, assessing the policy responses to the crisis with a special emphasis on Europe, and making concrete proposals for financial market reforms and a Keynesian New Deal more broadly.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: no

File URL:
Download Restriction: no

in new window

This book is provided by IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute in its series Conference proceedings of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) with number 13-2010 and published in 2010.
Volume: 13
ISBN: 978-3-89518-806-0
Handle: RePEc:imk:fmmcps:13-2010
Contact details of provider: Postal:
Hans-Böckler-Straße 39, 40476 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 7778 234
Fax: +49 211 7778 4234
Web page:

More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:imk:fmmcps:13-2010. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sabine Nemitz)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.