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The Lucas Critique and Keynes Response.Considering the History of Macroeconomics

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  • Elke Muchlinski

    (Freie Universität Berlin)

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Considering the history of macroeconomics it is surprising that Tinbergens theory of policy is identified with so-called Keynesian economics by Lucas and Lucasians. Keynesian macropolicy is accused of neglecting the role of expectations and the effects of any changes of institutions. Due to textual evidence this paper explains that both the disregard of expectations and the institutional evolutionary process can not be addressed to Keynes's analysis.

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  • Elke Muchlinski, 2005. "The Lucas Critique and Keynes Response.Considering the History of Macroeconomics," Macroeconomics 0503019, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0503019
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    1. Muchlinski, Elke, 2003. "Against rigid rules: Keynes's economic theory," Discussion Papers 2003/2, Free University Berlin, School of Business & Economics.
    2. Aurélien Goutsmedt & Erich Pinzon-Fuchs & Matthieu Renault & Francesco Sergi, 2015. "Criticizing the Lucas Critique: Macroeconometricians' Response to Robert Lucas," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-01179114, HAL.
    3. Ulrich Fritsche, 1999. "Vorlaufeigenschaften von Ifo-Indikatoren für Westdeutschland," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 179, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    4. Muchlinski, Elke, 2011. "Die Rezeption der John Maynard Keynes Manuskripte von 1904 bis 1911. Anregungen für die deutschsprachige Diskussion," Discussion Papers 2011/7, Free University Berlin, School of Business & Economics.

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    Keywords

    Keynes on expectations; macroeconomics and modelbuildung contra Lucas and Tinbergen;

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

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