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Randay Wray — Modern Money Theory: How I Came to MMT and What I Include in MMT

I was asked to give a short presentation at the MMT conference. What follows is the text version of my remarks, some of which I had to skip over in the interests of time. Many readers might want to skip to the bullet points near the end, which summarize what I include in MMT.... Need I say that this is a must-read in full.Multiplier EffectModern Money Theory: How I Came to MMT and What I Include in MMT L. Randall Wray | Professor of Economics, Bard College

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Modern Money Theory: How I Came to MMT and What I Include in MMT

L. Randall Wray | October 1, 2018 My remarks for the 2018 MMT Conference, September 28-30, NYC. I was asked to give a short presentation at the MMT conference. What follows is the text version of my remarks, some of which I had to skip over in the interests of time. Many readers might want to skip to the bullet points near the end, which summarize what I include in MMT. ****************************************************************************** As an undergraduate I...

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Wray Guest Lectures, Brazil and Italy (Video)

Michael Stephens | September 13, 2018 L. Randall Wray, Professor of Economics at Bard and Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute, was a visiting professor at the University of Bolzano (Italy) and the University of Bergamo (Italy) in May-June and at the University of Campinas (Brazil) in August. In Campinas, he gave a series of lectures for a course on Modern Money Theory. In Bolzano he gave a talk titled “Secular...

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The Second International Modern Monetary Theory Conference

The Levy Institute is a cosponsor of the Second International Modern Monetary Theory Conference, which will take place September 28–30 at the New School and will feature Institute scholars L. Randall Wray, Pavlina Tcherneva, Stephanie Kelton, and Mathew Forstater: Like the first conference, this year will feature contributions from fields as diverse as macroeconomics, law, history, public policy, and corporate finance, with the goal of creating a community of scholars working within the...

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Sam Williams — Modern Money (Pt 3)

In this post, I will contrast the analysis of foreign trade found in Professor L. Randall Wray’s book “Modern Money Theory” and contrast it to the analysis of foreign trade that logically emerges from Marx’s theory of commodities, money and capital.... A Critique of Crisis TheoryModern Money (Pt 3) Sam Williams

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Tcherneva and Wray on the Public Service Employment (PSE) Program

Michael Stephens | August 15, 2018 The job guarantee proposal fleshed out and analyzed by L. Randall Wray, Flavia Dantas, Scott Fullwiler, Pavlina Tcherneva, and Stephanie Kelton — dubbed the Public Service Employment (PSE) program — garnered a considerable amount of media attention as support for some version of a job guarantee began appearing on the agendas of various 2020 Democratic hopefuls. This panel discussion at the...

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On the Costs of Doing Without a Job Guarantee

Michael Stephens | May 1, 2018 Pavlina Tcherneva — who, along with L. Randall Wray, Flavia Dantas, Scott Fullwiler, and Stephanie Kelton, authored this report estimating the economic impact of a job guarantee proposal (the Public Service Employment program) — was interviewed by Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal and Julia Chatterley about the purposes and costs of the plan. This recently released policy note by L. Randall Wray also...

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Answers from the MMTers

By Stephanie Kelton and Randall Wray A few days ago, Jared Bernstein posed some Questions for the MMTers in order to gain a “better understanding [of our] arguments.” We appreciate his interest in our ideas and, especially, his direct appeal for clarification of our views.  He raised four big questions, which our Australian counterpart, Bill Mitchell, has already answered in his own three-part series.  What follows is a response from two North American MMTers. Jared: Overheating is...

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Watch Live: A New New Deal and the Job Guarantee

Michael Stephens | October 27, 2017 Today at the New School, L. Randall Wray and Stephanie Kelton take part in a public workshop organized by the National Jobs for All Coalition that is focused on developing a “A New ‘New Deal’ for NYC and the USA.” Wray and Kelton will be sharing initial findings from an upcoming Levy Institute project that proposes a universal job guarantee for the United States. The program would create...

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