A Modern Guide to Rethinking Economics

A Modern Guide to Rethinking Economics


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A Modern Guide to Rethinking Economics by Louis-Philippe Rochon

Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, there has been an unprecedented move towards ‘rethinking economics’ due to the damages generated by the global financial crisis that burst in 2007-2008. Almost a decade after this crisis, policy is still unable to provide all citizens greater wellbeing or at least an encouraging economic future. This book addresses the urgent need to rethink economics by providing readers at all levels with thoughtful chapters on a range of relevant economic topics.
Editors Louis-Philippe Rochon and Sergio Rossi provide a first-class compilation of contemporary economic problems as well as a criticism of mainstream economics and economic policy, thereby offering a thorough investigation of these issues and policy solutions along alternative lines of thought. The book includes chapters on rethinking fiscal and monetary policies, international trade, the role of the State, money, banks, economic growth, the environment, development policies, energy, healthcare, and more. Special attention is paid to the importance of institutions and power relationships within the economic system.
Written by top experts in their respective fields, this book will be useful to students and faculty who want to not only rethink economics, but also to offer an alternative and coherent economic analysis to the orthodoxy. Economists and policy-makers will also find this book to be of much interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784717209
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2017
Series: New Directions in Post-Keynesian Economics Series
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 6.12(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edited by Louis-Philippe Rochon, Full Professor of Economics, Laurentian University, Canada and Founding Editor Emeritus, Review of Keynesian Economics and Sergio Rossi, Full Professor of Economics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Table of Contents

Louis-Philippe Rochon and Sergio Rossi
1. Rethinking the foundations of macroeconomics
Claude Gnos
2. Rethinking the economic role of the State
Hassan Bougrine
3. Rethinking economics for a pluralist approach
Guillaume Vallet
4. Rethinking uncertainty
Rod O’Donnell
5. Rethinking exchange and prices
Jean-Luc Bailly
6. Rethinking money
Jean-François Ponsot
7. Rethinking economic growth
Angel Asensio
8. Rethinking income distribution
Omar F. Hamouda
9. Rethinking fiscal policy
Matthieu Llorca
10. Rethinking the role of banks
Virginie Monvoisin
11. Rethinking monetary policy
Louis-Philippe Rochon
12. Rethinking monetary and financial stability
Faruk Ülgen
13. Rethinking development
Esteban Pérez Caldentey
14. Rethinking health economics
Robert McMaster
15. Rethinking international trade
Rudiger von Arnim
16. Rethinking the international monetary and financial architecture
Sergio Rossi
17. Rethinking the environment
Robert H. Scott
18. Rethinking energy
Lynne Chester
19. Rethinking politics
Stephen Parsons
20. Rethinking social security
Spartaco Greppi
21. Rethinking antipoverty policy
Steven Pressman

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