Lance Taylor

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Macroeconomic stabilization and adjustment in developing and transition economies; reconstruction of macroeconomic theory.

Lance Taylor received a B.S. degree with honors in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1962 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1968. He has been a professor in the economics departments of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among other research institutions. He is currently the Arnhold Professor of International Cooperation at the New School for Social Research. He has published widely in the areas of macroeconomics, development economics, and economic theory. His most recent book is Maynard’s Revenge: The Collapse of Free Market Economics.

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Macroeconomic Stimulus à la MMT

Article | Apr 30, 2019

Modern Monetary Theory is problematic. Launching large scale fiscal programs that rely on it would be skating on thin ice.

A Reply to Michael Grubb’s Growth-Decarbonization Optimism from Semieniuk et al

Article | Dec 5, 2018

Hope for mitigating climate catastrophe may not be lost, but the scale of political change needed is no cause for optimism

The Inconvenient Truth about Climate Change and the Economy

Article | Dec 5, 2018

The new IPCC Report is overly optimistic about global productivity growth and fossil fuel energy use. More dramatic, immediate action is needed

Market Power, Low Productivity, and Lagging Wages: The Real Drivers

Article | Aug 23, 2018

To understand labor productivity—and growing inequality—you have to look at the “dual economy”

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