Macroeconomics has undergone profound changes since the Keynesian consensus broke down in the mid-60s. Axel Leijonhufvud belonged to that core group of distinguished macroeconomists who wrought the changes that brought back the classical questions to the subject: microfoundations, money, markets, institutions, information, transition dynamics and much else. He fashioned a whole series of conceptual innovations that have become part of the folklore of monetary macroeconomics. In this collection of essays distinguished colleagues and former students pay homage to this gentle intellectual giant. Issues that have featured at the centre of Axel Leijonhufvud's research for over 30 years are discussed by the contributors. History of thought, philosophy of science and transition dynamics in addition to the more central issues of money, inflation, monetary regimes, information, institutions, microfoundations, increasing returns and stabilizing speculation are some of the central topics discussed, empirically and theoretically, in these essays.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 1996|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsNotes on Contributors - Introduction; D.Vaz & K.Velupillai - Opening Speech; I.de Posades -Coordinating the Not-Too Rational: Leijonhufvud's Macroeconomic Methodologies; L.Punzo & K.Velupillai - Nafplion Revisited; S.Latsis PART 1 - On Truth in Teaching Macroeconomics; R.W.Clower - Cash in Advance, Microfoundations in Retreat; P.Howitt - PART 2 - Viconomics: An Evolutionary Science of Mind and Society; J.McCall - From the History of Astronomy to the Wealth of Nations: Wonderful Wheels and Invisible Hands in Adam Smith's Major Works; F.Luna - PART 3 - Monetary Regimes, Inflation and Monetary Reform; M.Bordo & L.Jonung - Financial Innovation and the Price Level: Wicksell and the New Monetary Economics; L.Hernandez-Aramburo - PART 4 - Evidence on Stabilizing Speculation: Leijonhufvud on Keynes; R.Sweeny - From the Hayek Hypothesis to Animal Spirits: The Phase Transition based on Competitive Experimental Markets; S-H.Chen, J-S.Kuo & C-C.Linn - PART 5 - Synchronizing Markets, Mutual Information and the Price Level: Coordination in a Non-General Equilibrium World; A.DeVany - Information and Coordination: A View from the South; D.Heymann - Complex Economic Systems, East of Sweden; C.Ruhl - Author Index - Subject Index