Classical economics and keynes

Thomas, Alex M. (2022) Classical economics and keynes. Economic and Political Weekly, 57 (9). pp. 70-71. ISSN 2349-8846

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In Rahul Menon’s largely appreciative review of my book, he states that “there are certain shortcomings in the discussion on Keynes that unfortunately blunts some of the book’s more significant propositions” (p 29). Menon’s criticisms may be summarised, following his order, as: (i) the differences bet ween the Classical and Keynesian economics “are not stressed nor discussed” (p 30) and that the assumption of less-than-full employment in Keynes is fundamentally different from that in classical economics; (ii) a discussion of “the implications of different values of the marginal propensity to consume on the multiplier” is “essential” “in any introductory work on macroeconomics” (p 30); (iii) drawing a simple correspondence between the proponents of Marginalism and exogenous money and that of Key nesianism and endogenous money; and (iv) lack of “references to relevant literature demonstrating” the “positive relationship between interest rates and inflation” (p 31).

Item Type: Article
Authors: Thomas, Alex M.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Book review, Macroeconomics, Keynes
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
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