Macroeconomic Theory

    Governments turn to macroeconomic theory to help shape policies to manage instability. Current theories do not adequately support our policy needs. Credit markets, income, and employment are all inherently unstable. We need better theory to help us design better institutions and better policies.

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    Comments on Paul Davidson’s “Full Employment, Open Economy Macroeconomics, and Keynes’ General Theory: Does the Swan Diagram Suffice?”

    This is a response to a critique by Paul Davidson of our 2013 book Keynes: Useful Economics for the World Economy and related work, where we describe, amongst other things, how the Swan diagram can be used to show how economies can use policy tools to achieve internal and external balance. Read more