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Monetary Theory and Thought : Essays in Honour of Don Patinkin - Haim Barkai

Monetary Theory and Thought

Essays in Honour of Don Patinkin

By: Haim Barkai (Editor), Stanley Fischer (Editor), Nissan Liviatan (Editor)

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Don Patinkin's pioneering work, integrating monetary and value theory in a Walrasian general equilibrium context anticipated by almost two decades the line of research which attempts to recast macroeconomics by reference to its microeconomic foundations. The notion of an integrated set of markets offered intuitive perception of intermarket linkages. At the same time it highlighted some of the pitfalls of traditional neoclassical monetary analysis, such as the erroneous imputation of unitary elasticity to the demand curve for money. Patinkin's presentation of general equilibrium illuminated the difficulty in upholding the Keynesian notion of underemployment equilibrium. His insightful efforts to understand behaviour in labour markets in disequilibrium led him to provide the first well worked out example of the powerful implications of disequilibrium and thereby to lay the foundations for the disequilibrium analysis of the 1970s.

Frontispiece - Preface - Notes on the Contributors - Don Patinkin's Contribution to Economics in Israel; H.Barkai - Money, Interest, and Prices; S.Fischer - What is Macroeconomics?; L.R.Klein - Price Flexibility and the Stability of Full-employment Equilibrium; J.Tobin - Discussion; N.Liviatan - Money, Interest and Consumption in the General Theory; J.S.Flemming - Keynes on Malthus on 'Say's Law'; W.J.Baumol - Discussion; E.Kleiman - From Theory to Policy: The 'Keynesian Revolution' in Britain; D.E.Moggridge - Discussion; M.Beenstock - Was Wicksell a Quantity Theorist?; D.E.Laidler - Discussion; A.Arnon - When is Free Banking more stable than regulated Banking?; C.F.Christ - Macroeconomic Perspectives; J-P.Fitoussi & K.Velupillai - Discussion; J.Aizenman - On missing Markets; F.H.Hahn - Discussion; J.Mayshar - Money and Growth revisited; P.Howitt - Are the Decisions of Firms autonomous? A problematic Note; E.Malinvaud - High Inflation and the Nominal Anchors of an Open Economy; M.Bruno - Discussion; R.Dornbusch - Round-Table Discussion - Index

ISBN: 9780333557365
ISBN-10: 0333557360
Series: Essays in Honour of Don Patinkin
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 17th May 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1