1st Edition

Quantum Macroeconomics
The legacy of Bernard Schmitt





ISBN 9781138325159
Published July 23, 2018 by Routledge
232 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Quantum Macroeconomics presents a new paradigm in macroeconomic analysis initiated by Bernard Schmitt. It explains the historical origin, the analytical contents, and the actual relevance of this new paradigm, with respect to current major economic issues at national and international level. These issues concern both advanced and emerging market economies, referring to inflation, unemployment, financial instability, and economic crises.  

In the first part of this volume, leading scholars explain the historical origin and analytical content of quantum macroeconomics. The second part explores its relevance with respect to the current major economic issues such as the sovereign debt crisis and European monetary union. The volume also features two previously unpublished papers by Bernard Schmitt. The main findings of this book concern the need to go beyond agents’ behaviour to understand the structural origin of a variety of macroeconomic problems, notably, inflation, unemployment, financial instability, and economic crises. The originality that pervades all contributions is plain, when one considers the lack of any structural explanation of national and international economic disorders in the literature within the mainstream approach to economics.

This edited volume is of great interest to those who study macroeconomics, monetary economics and money and banking.

Table of Contents

Introduction

JEAN-LUC BAILLY, ALVARO CENCINI AND SERGIO ROSSI

Preface: The research work and scientific legacy of Bernard Schmitt

ALVARO CENCINI

PART I

Analysing the domestic economy

1 La formation du pouvoir d’achat: a historical perspective

CLAUDE GNOS

2 Absolute exchange and relative exchange

JEAN-LUC BAILLY

3 Inflation and unemployment

XAVIER BRADLEY

4 A macroeconomic analysis of unemployment

BERNARD SCHMITT

5 National banking reform

ALVARO CENCINI

PART II

Analysing the international economy

6 From reparations to (net) interest payments on external debt: same script, different cast

EDOARDO BERETTA

7 Keynes’s and Schumacher’s Plans and the failed attempt to understand international monetary relations

NADIA F. PIFFARETTI

8 European monetary union

SERGIO ROSSI

9 The sovereign debt crisis

ALVARO CENCINI

10 A one-country reform: the solution to the sovereign debt crisis

BERNARD SCHMITT

Postface: Bernard Schmitt and heterodox economics

SERGIO ROSSI

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Editor(s)

Biography

Jean-Luc Bailly is Emeritus Associate Professor of Economics, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France.

Alvaro Cencini is Full Professor of Economics, University of Lugano, Switzerland.

Sergio Rossi is Full Professor of Economics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.