Rethinking expectations : the way forward for macroeconomics /

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Imprint:Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
Description:1 online resource (vi, 432 pages) : illustrations
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Political Science and Policy Studies Supplement.
Rational expectations (Economic theory)
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Macroeconomics.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Banks & Banking.
Rational expectations (Economic theory)
Makroökonomisches Modell
Rationale Erwartung
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
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Other authors / contributors:Frydman, Roman, 1948-
Phelps, Edmund S.
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
In English.
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Summary:"This book originated from a 2010 conference marking the fortieth anniversary of the publication of the landmark "Phelps volume," Microeconomic Foundations of Employment and Inflation Theory, a book that is often credited with pioneering the currently dominant approach to macroeconomic analysis. However, in their provocative introductory essay, Roman Frydman and Edmund Phelps argue that the vast majority of macroeconomic and finance models developed over the last four decades derailed, rather than built on, the Phelps volume's "microfoundations" approach. Whereas the contributors to the 1970 volume recognized the fundamental importance of according market participants' expectations an autonomous role, contemporary models rely on the rational expectations hypothesis (REH), which rules out such a role by design. The financial crisis that began in 2007, preceded by a spectacular boom and bust in asset prices that REH models implied could never happen, has spurred a quest for fresh approaches to macroeconomic analysis. While the alternatives to REH presented in Rethinking Expectations differ from the approach taken in the original Phelps volume, they are notable for returning to its major theme: understanding aggregate outcomes requires according expectations an autonomous role."--Publisher's website.
Other form:Print version: Rethinking expectations. Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013 9780691155234
Standard no.:10.1515/9781400846450

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