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Restoring Shared Prosperity: A Policy Agenda from Leading Keynesian Economists

In the U.S., the economic recovery since the Great Recession has remained sub-par and beset by persistent fear it might weaken again. Even if that is avoided, the most likely outcome is continued weak growth, accompanied by high unemployment and historically high levels of income inequality. In Europe, the recovery from the Great Recession has been even worse, with the euro zone beset by an unresolved euro crisis that has already contributed to a double-dip recession in the region. This book offers an alternative agenda for shared prosperity to that on offer from mainstream economists. The thinking is rooted in the Keynesian analytic tradition, which has been substantially vindicated by events. However, pure Keynesian macroeconomic analysis is supplemented by a focus on the institutions and policy interventions needed for an economy to generate productive full employment with contained income inequality. Such a perspective can be termed “structural Keynesianism”. These are critical times and the public deserves an open debate that does not arbitrarily or ideologically lock out alternative perspectives and policy ideas. The book contains a collection of essays that offer a credible policy program for shared prosperity, rooted in a clear narrative that cuts through the economic confusions that currently bedevil debate.

Author: Dr Thomas I. Palley

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

EAN: 9781493749423

Condition: New

Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 208

Product group: Book

Studio: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2013-12-18

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Pages: 208

ISBN: 1493749420

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Thomas Palley
Dr. Thomas Palley is an economist living in Washington DC. He holds a B.A. degree from Oxford University, and a M.A. degree in International Relations and Ph.D. in Economics, both from Yale University.