Progressive Post-Keynesian Economics: Dealing with Reality

Jesper Jespersen (Editor), Finn Olesen (Editor)

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This timely book is devoted to the advance of post-Keynesian economics, covering the last ten years of persistent and nuanced disparities in many dimensions of macroeconomic ‘reality’.

Taking a pluralistic approach to modern Keynesian economics, the book presents innovative contributions to methodology, analyses of financialization and macroeconomic modeling. It explores how to model a complex macro-system at a time when economic uncertainty is dominant. Rich case studies examine increasing macroeconomic imbalances, paving the way for a better understanding of the political challenges of the future. With chapters dedicated to teaching macroeconomics, the book adopts a practical stance, exploring the notion of moving away from mathematical modeling towards problem-based learning.

Provocative and comprehensive, this book is crucial reading for all macroeconomists, from academic researchers to ministerial officials, seeking guidance on dealing with macroeconomic ‘reality’. Postgraduate students of heterodox economics and political economy will also benefit from the innovative contributions of top post-Keynesian scholars, offering an alternative understanding of contemporary macroeconomic theory.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages178
ISBN (Print)9781788119870
ISBN (Electronic)9781788119887
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2019
EventThe 4th Nordic Progressive Post-Keynesian Conference: Macroeconomics at the Edge - Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 20 Apr 201722 Apr 2017
SeriesNew Directions in Modern Economics series


ConferenceThe 4th Nordic Progressive Post-Keynesian Conference
LocationAalborg University
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