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Basic Macro Models

The Classical System and the Keynesian Revolution

Roger Strickland (author)

ISBN: 9781792409394

Publication Date: May 2020

Format: Spiral bound

Gives depth and understanding to John Maynard Keynes' thinking, as well as his criticisms of the laissez-fair approach to macroeconomic management. In four chapters, using a very simple yet focused mathematical approach, students can grasp both sides of this controversy and make better sense of macroeconomics today - both in theory and in policy.
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Markets respond to disturbances by changing prices and output to reach a new equilibrium. It's automatic, a function of the 'self-interest' of market forces. A reliance on market mechanisms eliminates the need for any outside authority to try to influence prices or other behaviors."

Really?

From Adam Smith to the Great Depression, this 'Classical' view of markets was used to further analyze the 'macroeconomic' world and resulted in a reliance on the markets' self-correcting mechanisms. But with the Great Depression – in Europe and the United States – it seemed that markets, in fact, did not respond very well, or very quickly.

And so, in 1936, emerged John Maynard Keynes and his view that – for reasons explained herein – the belief in self-correcting markets was built on assumptions that were not supported by reality. Making, his arguments first, against the Classical assumptions of flexible prices (and wages), Say's Law, and the role of interest rates, he then put forth his own ideas – changes in fiscal policies by the central government - that changed the world of economics.

At least for a time, …. Since the mid-1970's – a resurrected 'Neo Classical Economics' if you will, has grown to dominate much of macro thinking and policy. Riding a tide of growing conservative thinking and politics, we have now had 40 years to experiment and see if we can find where the truth exists.

This workbook takes this controversy and gives depth and understanding to Keynes' thinking, as well as his criticisms of the laissez-fair approach to macroeconomic management. In four short chapters, using a very simple yet focused mathematical approach, students can grasp both sides of this controversy and make better sense of macroeconomics today – both in theory and in policy.

This workbook makes clear the use of fiscal policy and provides a starting point to debate its efficacy. It also serves to simplify the conservative approach to macroeconomic management and sets the stage for the pendulum swing also now existent into New Keynesianism.

Economics is filled with controversy. But the first step in addressing controversy is to understand the basic principles and assumptions involved. This workbook is preparation for the many debates of the macroeconomic world.

Pages 277
Date Published 30 May 2020
Publisher Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
Subject/s Macroeconomics  
  • Chapter 1–Macroeconomic Behavior and Models
  • Part I–Overview
  • Part II–The AD/AS Model
  • Part III–The Business Cycle
  • Part IV–The Great Depression
  • Part V–The Great Recession
  • Part VI–Check Your Understanding
  • Part VI A–Check Your Understanding: Answers and Explanations
  • Chapter 2–Classical Economic Macro Theory
  • Part I–Overview
  • Part II–From Micro to Macro
  • Part III–Assumptions and Logic
  • Part IV–Graphical Explanations
  • Part V–The Keynesian Refutation
  • Part VI–Check Your Understanding
  • Part VI A–Check Your Understanding
  • Part VII–Practice Quiz–True/False
  • Part VII A–Practice Quiz Answers /Explanations
  • Chapter 3–The Keynesian Model
  • Part I–Overview
  • Part II–Consumption Spending
  • Part III–The Multiplier Effect
  • Part IV–The Basic Keynesian Algebraic Model
  • Part V–Basic Fiscal Policy with Spending
  • Part VI–Adding Taxes to the Model
  • Part VII–The Government Budget–Deficits and Surpluses
  • Part VIII–Issues and Observations with the Keynesian Model
  • Part IX–Self-Check Questions
  • Part IX A–Check Questions and Answers
  • Appendix A–A Complete Model
  • Appendix A–A Complete Model–Answers
  • Chapter 4–Fiscal Policies and Political Realities
  • Part I–Overview
  • Part II–Legislative Organization
  • Part III–Limits to Fiscal Policy
  • Part IV–State and Local Governments

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