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Getting rid of Keynes ? A survey of the history of macroeconomics from Keynes to Lucas and beyond

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  • Michel De Vroey

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    The aim of this paper is to recount the ebbs and flows of Keynesianism over the history of macroeconomics. The bulk of the paper consists of a discussion of the main episodes of the unfolding of macroeconomics (Keynesian macroeconomics, monetarism, new classical macroeconomics, real business cycle models and new neoclassical synthesis models) against the background of a distinction between Keynesianism as a ‘moderately conservative’ (Keynes’s words) vision about the working of the market system and as a conceptual apparatus. Particular attention is given to the contrast between Keynesian and Lucasian macroeconomics. The paper ends with a few remarks about the impact of the present crisis on the development of macroeconomic theory

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    Length: 34 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2010
    Handle: RePEc:nbb:reswpp:201004-02
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