There remains considerable debate regarding the causes and consequences of recessions. Two views that are often presented as opposing, and which created controversy in the recent recession and its aftermath, are:
Reconciling Hayek's and Keynes' views of recessions
Paul Beaudry, Dana Galizia, Franck Portier, 1 June 2014
The return of schools of thought in macroeconomics
Simon Wren-Lewis, 24 February 2012
Fiscal policy: What does ‘Keynesian’ mean?
Jonathan Portes, 7 February 2012
I joined the UK Treasury in 1987 and subsequently went to Princeton, where I studied with Rogoff and Campbell. Eventually, I ended up in the Cabinet Office, advising the Prime Minister, on the eve of the 2008 crisis. At no point during this period, however, did I think of myself as a ‘Keynesian’. Nor was it really a meaningful question.
Europe’s new fiscal compact treaty does not outlaw Keynesianism and is a stepping stone to more progress
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, 6 February 2012
In record time since the idea was first mulled over at the EU Council on 9 December 2011, Europe has compiled a new Fiscal Compact Treaty.1 Angela Merkel on the night of its final approval on 30 January called it a “masterpiece”. It is perhaps unsurprising, though, that not everyone agrees.
Germany spending is not the cure
Alberto Alesina, Roberto Perotti, 17 June 2010
A widely held view in Europe goes more or less as follows. After the shock of reunification, Germany has sought to enhance competitiveness through a variety of means. The policy was remarkably successful, turning the “sick man of Europe” into a highly competitive economy. One implication, however, was an imbalance with the rest of Europe.
Farewell to the natural rate: Why unemployment persists
Roger E. A. Farmer , 6 January 2010
Is the new-Keynesian approach (Clarida, Galí, and Gertler 2000) right? Here I suggest that US data on inflation, unemployment, and vacancies is best viewed through the lens of old-Keynesian theory.
- Secular stagnation: Facts, causes, and cures – a new Vox eBookTeulings, Baldwin
- Can large primary surpluses solve Europe’s debt problem?Eichengreen, Panizza
- The unrecognised benefits of grade inflationBoleslavsky, Cotton
- The US manufacturing base is surprisingly strongMoran, Oldenski
- Risk attitudes are context-specificLoomes, Pogrebna
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
- Debt, deleveraging, and the liquidity trap: A new modelKrugman