The General Theory and Keynes for the 21st Century

Sheila Dow (Editor), Jesper Jespersen (Editor), Geoff Tily (Editor)

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This book is devoted to the lasting impact of The General Theory (and Keynes’s thought) on macroeconomic theory, methodology and its relevance for understanding the post-crisis challenges of the 21st Century. A number of contributions take their departure from Keynes's presentation during the 1930's of his new macroeconomic understanding and its policy implications. Other chapters take a more pluralistic view of Keynes's ideas and their importance for contemporary debates. Further, it is demonstrated that many textbooks often misrepresent The General Theory and therefore cannot be a reliable guide to 21st Century economic policy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)9781786439871
ISBN (Electronic)9781786439888
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesNew Directions in Modern Economics series

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