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Has Macro Progressed?

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There have been a number of recent papers arguing that there has been considerable convergence in macro research and to the good. This paper considers the question whether what has been converged to is good. Has progress been made in understanding how the macro economy works?

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  • Ray Fair, 2009. "Has Macro Progressed?," Yale School of Management Working Papers amz2409, Yale School of Management.
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    1. Ray Fair, 2009. "Possible Macroeconomic Consequences of Large Future Federal Government Deficits," Yale School of Management Working Papers amz2492, Yale School of Management.
    2. Ray C. Fair, 2010. "Estimated Macroeconomic Effects Of The U.S. Stimulus Bill," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 28(4), pages 439-452, October.

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