Heterodox Macroeconomics

Keynes, Marx and globalization

Edited by Jonathan P. Goldstein, Michael G. Hillard

© 2009 – Routledge

304 pages

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About the Book

Heterodox Macroeconomics offers a detailed understanding of the foundations of the recent global financial crisis. The chapters, from a selection of leading academics in the field of heterodox macroeconomics, carry out a synthesis of heterodox ideas that place financial instability, macroeconomic crisis, rising global inequality and a grasp of the perverse and pernicious qualities of global and domestic macroeconomic policy making since 1980 into a coherent perspective. It familiarizes the reader with the emerging unified theory of heterodox macroeconomics and its applications.

The book is divided into four key sections: I) Heterodox Macroeconomics and the Keynes-Marx synthesis; II) Accumulation, Crisis and Instability; III) The Macrodynamics of the Neoliberal Regime; and IV) Heterodox Macroeconomic Policy. The essays include theoretical, international, historical, and country perspectives on financial fragility and macroeconomic instability.

Table of Contents

Section I: Heterodox Macroeconomics And The Keynes-Marx Synthesis 1. Introduction: A Second Generation Synthesis Of Heterodox Macroeconomic Principles Jonathan P. Goldstein And Michael G. Hillard 2. The Central Core of Heterodox Macroeconomics Malcolm Sawyer 3. An Introduction To A Unified Heterodox Macroeconomic Theory Jonathan P. Goldstein 4. Methodology And Heterodox Economics Martin H. Wolfson 5. Does Heterodox Macroeconomics Need A Crisis Theory? From Profit-Squeeze To The Global Liquidity Meltdown Gary A. Dymski 6. The Current Crisis In Macroeconomic Theory Bill Gibson Section II: Accumulation, Crisis And Instability 7. Modern Business Behavior: The Theory of The Active Firm Steven M. Fazzari 8. A Keynes-Marx Theory Of Investment Jonathan P. Goldstein 9. Did Financialization Increase Macroeconomic Fragility?: An Analysis of the Us Nonfinancial Corporate Sector Özgür Orhangazi 10. Marx, Minsky, And Crotty On Crises In Capitalism Fred Moseley 11. Labor Demand Under Strategic Competition And The Cyclical Profit Squeeze Michele I. Naples Section III: The Macrodynamics Of The Neoliberal Regime 12. Cyclical Labor Shares Under Keynesian And Neoliberal Regimes Raford Boddy 13. Economic Crisis And Institutional Structures: A Comparison Of Regulated And Neoliberal Capitalism In The U.S.David M. Kotz 14. Historically Contingent, Institutionally Specific: Class Struggles, And American Employer Exceptionalism in the Age of Neoliberal Globalization Michael Hillard And Richard Mcintyre 15. Unequal Exchange Reconsidered In Our Age Of Globalization Makoto Itoh 16. From Capital Controls And Miraculous Growth To Financial Globalization And The Financial Crisis In Korea Kang-Kook Lee Section IV: Heterodox Macroeoconomic Policy 17. Keynes’s Bourgeois Socialism Soohaeng Kim 18. The Heterodox Case for Capital Controls Revisited Gerald Epstein 19. Neo-Liberal Finance and Third World (Mal) Development Ilene Grabel Section V: Conclusion 20. Heterodox Macroeconomics and the Current Global Financial Crisis Jonathan P. Goldstein

About the Editors

Jonathan P. Goldstein is a professor of Economics at Bowdoin College. Michael Hillard is a professor of Economics at University of Southern Maine.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

Over the past two decades, the intellectual agendas of heterodox economists have taken a decidedly pluralist turn.  Leading thinkers have begun to move beyond the established paradigms of Austrian, feminist, Institutional-evolutionary, Marxian, Post Keynesian, radical, social, and Sraffian economics—opening up new lines of analysis, criticism, and dialogue among dissenting schools of thought.  This cross-fertilization of ideas is creating a new generation of scholarship in which novel combinations of heterodox ideas are being brought to bear on important contemporary and historical problems.

Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics aims to promote this new scholarship by publishing innovative books in heterodox economic theory, policy, philosophy, intellectual history, institutional history, and pedagogy.  Syntheses or critical engagement of two or more heterodox traditions are especially encouraged.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS039000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS069030
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory