Coordination and Growth

Essays in Honour of Simon K. Kuipers

Editors: Kuper, Gerard H., Sterken, Elmer, Wester, Els (Eds.)

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Coordination and Growth: Essays in Honour of Simon K. Kuipers, addresses a rich variety of coordination issues in macroeconomics. It contains detailed studies in economic policy, monetary economics, and growth theory and uses various methodologies to address the coordination issue: from a pure theoretical to an empirical econometric approach. It is stressed that modern macroeconomics should focus on coordination issues. Imperfections of various kinds are likely to lead to coordination failures, which can lead to large welfare losses. Macroeconomists should address the causes and implications of imperfections and failures. In this book attempts are made to increase our knowledge in this field.
The book is a tribute to one of the leading Dutch macroeconomists, Simon K. Kuipers. Simon Kuipers shows a major interest in the theory of capital (following e.g. Harrod), growth theory (following Solow), monetary theory (following Tobin), and disequilibrium theory (following Malinvaud and Benassy). The lines of thought have in common that they use frictions to explain the functioning of a market economy. The nature of the frictions varies from pure quantity rationing, like in the Malinvaud analysis, to imperfect substitution of various capital goods (like in the vintage models or assets (in the general monetary equilibrium models proposed by Tobin). Kuipers is not only interested in pure theoretical contributions, he also stimulates econometric work in line with the Dutch tradition initiated by Tinbergen. His applied work relates to policy analysis and policy prescriptions in many fields, ranging from monetary economics to distortions in the labour market. Kuipers can be classified as a true Keynesian, although he admires neoclassical theory for its rigour and compactness. Better still, he is an eclectic economist with an open eye for the different schools of thought in macroeconomics.

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Gerard Kuper is assistant professor in Macroeconomics. Kuper is associated with the CCSO Centre for Economic Research and research fellow of the Research School on Systems, Organisation and Management at the University of Groningen.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kuper, Gerard H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Simon Kuipers: An Economist in Search of Rigour and Relevance

    Fase, Martin M. G. (et al.)

    Pages 15-37

  • The Civil Society: Can It Last?

    Klundert, Theo (et al.)

    Pages 41-53

  • Coordination and Communication

    Keizer, Piet

    Pages 55-73

  • Wage Cost Moderation and Employment Growth in the Netherlands

    Bakker, Bas B.

    Pages 77-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coordination and Growth
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honour of Simon K. Kuipers
Editors
  • Gerard H. Kuper
  • Elmer Sterken
  • Els Wester
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-1549-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-1549-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7476-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5609-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 278
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