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The History of Macroeconomics from Keynes’s General Theory to the Present

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  • Michel DE VROEY

    () (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES))

  • Pierre MALGRANGE

    (CEPREMAP, Paris)

Abstract

This paper is a contribution to the forthcoming Edward Elgar Handbook of the History of Economic Analysis volume edited by Gilbert Faccarello and Heinz Kurz. Its aim is to introduce the reader to the main episodes that have marked the course of modern macroeconomics: its emergence after the publication of Keynes’s General Theory, the heydays of Keynesian macroeconomics based on the IS-LM model, disequilibrium and non-Walrasian equilibrium modelling, the invention of the natural rate of unemployment notion, the new classical attack against Keynesian macroeconomics, the first wave of new Keynesian models, real business cycle modelling and, finally, the second wage of new Keynesian models, i.e. DSGE models. A main thrust of the paper is the contrast we draw between Keynesian macroeconomics and stochastic dynamic general equilibrium macroeconomics. We hope that our paper will be useful for teachers of macroeconomics wishing to complement their technical material with a historical addendum.

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  • Michel DE VROEY & Pierre MALGRANGE, 2011. "The History of Macroeconomics from Keynes’s General Theory to the Present," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2011028, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
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    1. Ronny Mazzocchi, 2013. "Scope and Flaws of the New Neoclassical Synthesis," DEM Discussion Papers 2013/13, Department of Economics and Management.
    2. Marchionatti, Roberto & Sella, Lisa, 2015. "Is Neo-Walrasian Macroeconomics a Dead End?," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis. Working Papers 201521, University of Turin.

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    Keywords

    Keynes; Lucas; IS-LM model; DSGE models;

    JEL classification:

    • B - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology
    • E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
    • E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
    • E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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