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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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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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

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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

Critical thinking about economics Our fundamental aim in writing this Anti-Textbook has been to provide economics ... Steve Cohn provides not only a heterodox critique of textbook macroeconomics, but also of the standard chapters that ...

Author: Rod Hill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783607310

Category: Business & Economics

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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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Anti Blanchard Macroeconomics

'The fact that one of the cardinals of pre-crash macroeconomic orthodoxy is willing to commend this heterodox text, is evidence of the mess in which orthodox macroeconomics finds itself after the collapse of 2007-09.' - from the Preface by ...

Author: Emiliano Brancaccio

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788118995

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Olivier Blanchard, former chief economist of the 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 textbook is designed to stand alongside Blanchard's text, or indeed any other standard book on macroeconomics, but it can also be read independently. It provides undergraduate and advanced students with a critical view of the subject, and is also appropriate for scholars interested in a new way of analysing the debate between alternative schools of economic thought.Emiliano Brancaccio and Andrea Califano succinctly explore the relationship between theoretical models and economic policies, providing readers with examples and empirical exercises. 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. Key features:* It critically assesses the mainstream macroeconomic models* It overcomes the typical contradiction between the opportunity to offer students a preliminary mainstream education and the need to nurture their critical spirit* It helps students to understand that economics is not a discipline that changes in a smooth, linear manner but, on the contrary, represents a field of research that develops through intense theoretical debates, continual empirical testing and resultant disputes about economic policy* It critically analyses Blanchard's new approach to macroeconomics inspired by the 2008 global financial crisis.
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Anti Blanchard Macroeconomics

Endorsed by Blanchard himself, Anti-Blanchard Macroeconomics critically analyses prevailing economic theory and policy in comparison with alternative approaches.

Author: Emiliano Brancaccio

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788119009

Category: Business & Economics

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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 textbook is designed to stand alongside Blanchard’s text, or indeed any other standard book on macroeconomics, but it can also be read independently. It provides undergraduate and advanced students with a critical view of the subject, and is also appropriate for scholars interested in a new way of analysing the debate between alternative schools of economic thought.
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Economics An Anti Text

Author: Francis Green

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0333212029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

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Macroeconomics and the Japanese Economy

This book proposes a new approach to macroeconomics which draws upon the experience of the Japanese economy.

Author: Hiroshi Yoshikawa

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198233264

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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This book proposes a new approach to macroeconomics which draws upon the experience of the Japanese economy. It provides not only theoretical exercises, but also many empirical analyses of the Japanese economy. It will appeal to economists interested in the Japanese economy, as well as those working on macroeconomics more generally.
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Political Economy in Macroeconomics

Allan Drazen is not only a leading practitioner of the art; he is a first-rate expositor. A survey, textbook, and critique all in one, this book informs, teaches, and stimulates.

Author: Allan Drazen

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ISBN: 0691016704

Category: Decision making

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Allan Drazen focuses on the implications of political and economic outcomes rather than polictical and public choice per se limiting his coverage to macroeconomics.
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Lectures on Macroeconomics

The most important fact of modern economic history is persistent long term growth, but as the book makes clear, this growth is far from steady. The authors analyze and explore these fluctuations.

Author: Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262022834

Category: Business & Economics

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The main purpose of Lectures on Macroeconomics is to characterize and explain fluctuations in output, unemployment and movement in prices. Lectures on Macroeconomics provides the first comprehensive description and evaluation of macroeconomic theory in many years. While the authors' perspective is broad, they clearly state their assessment of what is important and what is not as they present the essence of macroeconomic theory today.The main purpose of Lectures on Macroeconomics is to characterize and explain fluctuations in output, unemployment and movement in prices. The most important fact of modern economic history is persistent long term growth, but as the book makes clear, this growth is far from steady. The authors analyze and explore these fluctuations. Topics include consumption and investment; the Overlapping Generations Model; money; multiple equilibria, bubbles, and stability; the role of nominal rigidities; competitive equilibrium business cycles, nominal rigidities and economic fluctuations, goods, labor and credit markets; and monetary and fiscal policy issues. Each of chapters 2 through 9 discusses models appropriate to the topic. Chapter 10 then draws on the previous chapters, asks which models are the workhorses of macroeconomics, and sets the models out in convenient form. A concluding chapter analyzes the goals of economic policy, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and dynamic inconsistency. Written as a text for graduate students with some background in macroeconomics, statistics, and econometrics, Lectures on Macroeconomics also presents topics in a self contained way that makes it a suitable reference for professional economists.
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