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Keynes: Useful Economics for the World Economy

Keynes: Useful Economics for the World Economy

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Publication Date: February 12th, 2016
Publisher:
The MIT Press
ISBN:
9780262528993
Pages:
132
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Description

Why Keynes is relevant to today's global economic crisis, and how Keynesian ideas can point the way to renewed economic growth.

As the global economic crisis continues to cause damage, some policy makers have called for a more Keynesian approach to current economic problems. In this book, the economists Peter Temin and David Vines provide an accessible introduction to Keynesian ideas that connects Keynes's insights to today's global economy and offers readers a way to understand current policy debates. They survey economic thinking before Keynes and explain how difficult it was for Keynes to escape from conventional wisdom. They also set out the Keynesian analysis of a closed economy and expand the analysis to the international economy, using a few simple graphs to present Keynes's formal analyses in an accessible way. Finally, they discuss problems of today's world economy, showcasing the usefulness of a simple Keynesian approach to current economic policy choices. Keynesian ideas, they argue, can lay the basis for a return to economic growth.

About the Author

Peter Temin is Professor of Economics Emeritus at MIT. He is the coauthor of Keynes: Useful Economics for the World Economy (MIT Press) and of The Leaderless Economy.

David Vines, Professor of Economics and Fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford, is a joint editor of a number of books on global economic governance. He is a coauthor of The Leaderless Economy: Why the World Economic System Fell Apart and How to Fix It.