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Handbook of Economic Stagnation takes a broad view, including contributions from orthodox and heterodox economists who examine situations in countries and worldwide regions, including Japan and the Euro area. To be sure, stagnation is periodically relieved by short economic bursts usually brought on by unsustainable asset price bubbles. Once the bubbles burst, stagnation returns. This book's fresh, comprehensive approach to the topic makes it the premier source for anyone affected by these cycles.
- Synthesizes and organizes diverse perspectives about crisis economics and future economic growth
- Emphasizes the relationships among stagnation, international economics, and the global distribution of labor
- Includes Japan and the Euro zone as well as other countries and regions worldwide
Upper-division undergraduates through professionals working in macroeconomics and economic growth and development as well as related fields, such as microeconomics and economic theory
- Bubble and Bust: Financialization of the Economy
2. Secular Stagnation or Improper Policy Response?
3. David Ricardo’s Machine Problem Reprised
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- © Academic Press 2021
- 1st December 2020
- Academic Press
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L. Randall Wray is a professor of Economics at Bard College and Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute. Wray taught at the University of Missouri–Kansas City from 1999 to 2016 and at the University of Denver from 1987 to 1999, and has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Paris and Rome (La Sapienza), as well as holding a variety of visiting positions in China, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Mexico, and Italy. From 1994 to 1995 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bologna, and he has recently completed a Fulbright Specialist Grant at the Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia. He has had a number of funded research grants from the Ford Foundation, from the Asian Development Bank, and from the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He holds a BA from the University of the Pacific and an MA and a Ph.D. from Washington University, where he was a student of Minsky. His recent publications include: A Great Leap Forward: Heterodox Economic Policy for the 21st Century; Macroeconomics; “MMT and Two Paths to Big Deficits”, Challenge; “Cranks and heretics: the importance of an analytical framework” Cambridge Journal of Economics; Why Minsky Matters: An Introduction to the Work of a Maverick Economist; and Modern Money Theory: A Primer on Macroeconomics for Sovereign Monetary Systems. His books have been published in many languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, and Japanese.
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA
Flavia Dantas is an Associate Professor at SUNY Cortland, where she teaches courses in alternative economic theory, political economy and social thought, macroeconomics, money, and mathematical economics. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2013. Her current work focuses on economic stagnation, employment policy, and financial globalization. Recently she has been working with Randall Wray to examine labor market trends in the USA; extensions of this work will critically assess what many have called a new era of “secular stagnation”.
Economics Department, State University of New York, Cortland, USA
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