Tinbergen Lectures on Economic Policy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444815699, 9781483296456

Tinbergen Lectures on Economic Policy

1st Edition

Editors: A. Knoester A.H.E.M. Wellink
eBook ISBN: 9781483296456
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 4th June 1993
Page Count: 165
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The institute of annual Tinbergen Lectures was established by the Royal Netherlands Economic Association in honour of one of its greatest members, Jan Tinbergen. Collected in this volume are the six Tinbergen lectures which have been delivered from 1987 onwards by distinguished economists of international standing. The lectures are preceded by a brief outline of their content, and a chapter dealing with Tinbergen's membership of the Royal Netherlands Economic Association. In addition chapter 3 contains a survey of the change and continuity in Tinbergen's work.

Table of Contents

Six Tinbergen Lectures on Economic Policy. (A. Knoester, A.H.E.M. Wellink). Introduction. On Macroeconometrics, Profitability and Macroeconomic Policy. On Privatization, Economic Growth and Monetary Policy. Tinbergen and the Royal Netherlands Economic Association. (A. Knoester, A.H.E.M. Wellink). The Royal Netherlands Economic Association. Tinbergen's 1936 Address to the Royal Netherlands Economic Association: the World's First Empirical Macroeconomic Model. Reactions to Tinbergen's Model at the 1936 Annual Meeting of the Royal Netherlands Economic Association. Tinbergen's Four Other Addresses to the Royal Netherlands Economic Association. Annex: Tinbergen's 1936 Model. Tinbergen's Work: Change and Continuity. (J. Kol, P. de Wolff). Introduction. Areas of Tinbergen's Work: Change. Characteristics of Tinbergen's Work: Continuity. Concluding Remarks. Carrying Forward the Tinbergen Initiative in Macroeconometrics. (L.R. Klein). Profitability and Factor Demands under Uncertainty. (E. Malinvaud). An Overview. The Production Function. The Demand Function. Optimal Behaviour. Comparative Statics: The Kinked Demand Curve. Comparative Statics: The Linear Demand Curve. Concluding Comments. On the Theory of Macroeconomic Policy. (J. Tobin). Jan Tinbergen and the Theory of Policy. Applications in Macroeconomics. Uncertainty about the Effects of Instruments. Pitfalls in Policy Exploitations of Empirical Regularities. Relations between Qualitative and Quantitative Policies. What Can Economists say about Policy Objectives? Concluding Remarks. The Principles of Privatization in Eastern Europe. (J. Kornai). Introduction. Values. The Transformation's Evolutionary Nature and the Role of the State. Types of Owners. Domestic and Foreign Ownership. The Pace of Privatization. Policies for Economic Growth. (R.M. Solow). The Recent Failure of US Monetary Policy. (M. Feldstein). Targets for Nominal GDP and the Money Stock. Why the Fed was not Aggressive Enough: Managing Short-Term Interest Rates. The Fed's Lack of Direct Control of M2. The New Bank Requirements. Concluding Thoughts. Name Index


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A. Knoester

Affiliations and Expertise

Catholic University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

A.H.E.M. Wellink

Affiliations and Expertise

De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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