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A Perspective on the Current State of Macroeconomic Theory

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This original working paper has appeared in a slightly revised form in The International Journal of Systems Science, vol. 25, no. 5, 1994, pp. 839-848. That special edition consisted of opinion papers regarding the state of the field of macroeconomics. This paper contains my views on that subject.

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  • William A. Barnett, 1996. "A Perspective on the Current State of Macroeconomic Theory," Macroeconomics 9602003, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    opinion macroeconomics aggregation dynamics nonlinearity time;

    JEL classification:

    • E0 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General
    • E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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