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Understanding of the Global Financial Crisis: Contributions of post-Keynesian economics


  • Marc Lavoie

    (CEPN - Centre d'Economie de l'Université Paris Nord - UP13 - Université Paris 13 - USPC - Université Sorbonne Paris Cité - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Ottawa [Ottawa])


Post-Keynesian economics has greatly improved our understanding of the causes as well as some of the consequences of the Global Financial Crisis. This paper deals with some examples related to monetary issues—namely, the financial instability hypothesis of Minsky and its extension to the household sector, as well as the post-Keynesian theory of endogenous money, with its extension to quantitative easing policies set within a framework where the central bank’s target rate of interest is set equal to the rate of interest paid on reserves.

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  • Marc Lavoie, 2016. "Understanding of the Global Financial Crisis: Contributions of post-Keynesian economics," Post-Print hal-01343735, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01343735
    DOI: 10.1080/07078552.2016.1174463
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