The Macroeconomics Anti textbook

The Macroeconomics Anti-Textbook is the student's essential guide to decoding mainstream macroeconomic textbooks, and demonstrates how real-world economics is much more interesting than most economists are willing to let on"--

Author: Tony Myatt

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ISBN: 135032373X

Category: Macroeconomics

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In this fully updated and expanded edition of their celebrated book, Professors Rod Hill and Tony Myatt lay out the essentials of each topic in the standard texts in a clear and concise way, before presenting an 'anti-text' analysis and critique. Challenging the assumptions, arguments, and models, Hill and Myatt provide the essential guide to decoding the textbooks, and show that real economics is far more interesting - and subversive - than the simplistic version presented to students.
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Macroeconomics Anti Textbook

By summarising and then critically evaluating the major topics found in a typical macroeconomics text, the Anti-Textbook lays bare their sins of omission and commission, showing where hidden value judgements are made and when contrary ...

Author: Myatt Maclean

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ISBN: 1780325991

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The Economics Anti Textbook

2 The AnTI-TexT 2.1 The inherent tension with macroeconomics As we mentioned the first seminal book in economics, Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, it behoves us to mention another, John Maynard Keynes's The General Theory of ...

Author: Rod Hill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781848135482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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Mainstream textbooks present economics as an objective science free from value judgements; that settles disputes by testing hypotheses; that applies a pre-determined body of principles; and contains policy prescriptions supported by a consensus of professional opinion. The Economics Anti-Textbook argues that this is a myth - one which is not only dangerously misleading but also bland and boring. It challenges the mainstream textbooks' assumptions, arguments, models and evidence. It puts the controversy and excitement back into economics to reveal a fascinating and a vibrant field of study - one which is more an 'art of persuasion' than it is a science. The Economics Anti-Textbook's chapters parallel the major topics in the typical text, beginning with a boiled-down account of them before presenting an analysis and critique. Drawing on the work of leading economists, the Anti-Textbook lays bare the blind spots in the texts and their sins of omission and commission. It shows where hidden value judgements are made and when contrary evidence is ignored. It shows the claims made without any evidence and the alternative theories that aren't mentioned. It shows the importance of power, social context and legal framework. The Economics Anti-Textbook is the students' guide to decoding the textbooks and shows how real economics is much more interesting than most economists are willing to let on.
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The Microeconomics Anti Textbook

2 THE ANTI-TEXT 2.1 The inherent tension with macroeconomics As we mentioned one seminal book in economics, Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, let's mention another: John Maynard Keynes's The General Theory of Employment, Interest and ...

Author: Rod Hill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783607327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Mainstream textbooks present economics as an objective science, free from value judgements. The Microeconomics Anti-Textbook demonstrates this to be a myth – one which serves to make such textbooks not only off-puttingly bland, but also dangerously misleading in their justification of the status quo and neglect of alternatives. In this fully updated and expanded edition of their celebrated book, Professors Rod Hill and Tony Myatt lay out the essentials of each topic in the standard texts in a clear and concise way, before presenting an 'anti-text' analysis and critique. Challenging the assumptions, arguments, and models, Hill and Myatt provide the essential guide to decoding the textbooks, and show that real economics is far more interesting - and subversive - than the simplistic version presented to students.
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Macroeconomics Anti Textbook

By summarising and then critically evaluating the major topics found in a typical macroeconomics text, the Anti-Textbook lays bare their sins of omission and commission, showing where hidden value judgements are made and when contrary ...

Author: Myatt Maclean

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ISBN: 1780326009

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Anti Blanchard Macroeconomics

This is the viewpoint – I believe – from which to look at Blanchard's endorsement of Anti-Blanchard Macroeconomics. The Italian version of this book, authored by Emiliano Brancaccio, has got to the third edition; now, ...

Author: Brancaccio, Emiliano

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781802200768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Olivier Blanchard, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is author of one of the most important standard macroeconomics textbooks, which is used throughout the world. Endorsed by Blanchard himself, Anti-Blanchard Macroeconomics critically analyzes prevailing economic theory and policy in comparison with alternative approaches. This thoroughly revised edition represents a field of research that has developed through intense theoretical debates, continual empirical testing and the resultant disputes about economic policy.
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Anti Blanchard Macroeconomics

The book highlights ways in which simple changes to the initial hypotheses of the dominant models can lead to alternative schemes that overturn the logical relationships and the policy prescriptions of standard macroeconomics."--

Author: Emiliano Brancaccio

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1802200754

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Page: 160

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Olivier Blanchard, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is author of one of the most important standard macroeconomics textbooks, which is used throughout the world. Endorsed by Blanchard himself, Anti-Blanchard Macroeconomics critically analyses prevailing economic theory and policy in comparison with alternative approaches. This thoroughly revised edition represents a field of research that has developed through intense theoretical debates, continual empirical testing and the resultant disputes about economic policy. Emiliano Brancaccio and Andrea Califano succinctly explore the relationship between theoretical models and economic policies, providing readers with examples and empirical exercises, and showing how the conclusions of different theories can be empirically tested. This updated second edition examines the links between the issues at the core of macroeconomic debate, including economic growth, economic crises, labour market reforms, government debt sustainability, the behaviour of central banks and the stock market, among many others. Key features: Contains an analysis of the economic policies, consequences and theories surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic Examines the connection between contemporary issues in world politics, economic theory, and policymaking Offers students a preliminary mainstream education on this topic, in order to stimulate their critical spirit and enrich their understanding of macroeconomics Includes the typescript of a lively and informative debate between Emiliano Brancaccio and Olivier Blanchard, together with comparative economic policy examples.
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Principles and Pluralist Approaches in Teaching Economics

11 This does not exclude that an overall approach is possible in which a large part of the macroeconomic prerequisites as well ... Hill, R. and Myatt, T. (2010): The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinkers Guide to Macroeconomics.

Author: Samuel Decker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351711272

Category: Business & Economics

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This volume is a state-of-the-art compilation of diverse and innovative perspectives, principles, and a number of practiced approaches of fields, courses, and methods of pluralist economics teaching. It fosters constructive controversy aiming to incite authors and commentators to engage in fruitful debate. The complex economic problems of the 21st century require a pluralist, real-world oriented, and innovative discipline of economics, capable of addressing and teaching those complex issues to students from diverse perspectives. This volume addresses a number of key questions: Which models could be taught outside the equilibrium and optimality paradigm? Which methods could help to improve our understanding of the complex globalized economy? How can qualitative and quantitative methods be combined in a fruitful way to analyze complex economic problems? How can the academic isolation of mainstream economics that has developed over many decades be overcome, despite its attempted transdisciplinary imperialism? What role should knowledge from other disciplines play in teaching economics, and what is the relevance of transdisciplinarity? Through examining these issues, the editors and authors have created a pluralist but cohesive book on teaching economics in the contemporary classroom, drawing from ideas and examples from around the world. Principles and Pluralist Approaches in Teaching Economics is a unique collection of diverse perspectives on the methodology and applications of pluralist economics teaching. It will be a great resource for those teaching economics at various levels as well as researchers and intermediate and advanced students searching for pluralism in economics.
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Classical Macroeconomics

Yet the camps have the same basic trait , namely , their employment of the same definitions of economic variables introduced by Keynes in his successful overthrow of classical macroeconomics with his 1936 book . Thus none in the anti ...

Author: James C. W. Ahiakpor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415153328

Category: Business & Economics

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James Ahiakpor addresses theoretical & policy disputes in classical macroeconomics.
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Macroeconomics

And in this task they have succeeded."—Clifford W. Smith, Jr., Journal of Finance "This is a superb book.

Author: Merton H. Miller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226526232

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

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"Miller and Upton is by far the most cited macroeconomics text in front line academic research journals over the last ten years. It has become a contemporary classic."—Roger C. Kormendi, University of Michigan "The most innovative approach to introducing macroeconomics that I have seen. . . . A 'classic' in the sense that every serious student of macroeconomics is likely to want it in his or her library."—John P. Gould, University of Chicago "The task the authors set out to perform is ambitious: to write a macroeconomics textbook structured around a neoclassical growth model. And in this task they have succeeded."—Clifford W. Smith, Jr., Journal of Finance "This is a superb book. As a vehicle for teaching economics I have to place it right behind Henderson and Quant (Microeconomics) and Dorfman, Samuelson, and Solow (Linear Programming). Moreover, it is an exciting book both to read and to think about. . . . It is not just that these authors have something to say, but their way of saying it is generally superior."—F. E. Banks, Kyklos
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