Alternative Approaches in Macroeconomics

Essays in Honour of John McCombie

Editors: Arestis, Philip (Ed.)

  • Written and edited by leading academics in the field
    Draws together diverse topics often not discussed coherently 
    Celebrates the life and work of esteemed scholar, John McCombie

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About this book

This book honours Professor John McCombie’s retirement by exploring a variety of themes, theories and debates in non-orthodox macroeconomics. With contributions from leading scholars, the book covers diverse ground in economic thought, policy, empirical work and modelling. It demonstrates ongoing presumptions and asks probing questions of topical questions from the increase of income equality to the international variation of productivity investment. This collection will appeal to academics and students with an interest in the history of macroeconomic thinking.

About the authors

Philip Arestis is Professor and Director of Research, Cambridge Centre for Economics and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK, and Professor of Economics at the Department of Applied Economics V, University of the Basque Country, Spain. He is also Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of Utah, US, and Research Fellow, Levy Economics Institute, New York, US. He served (2005-2013) as Chief Academic (External) Adviser to the UK Government Economic Service (GES) on Professional Development in Economics. He is holder of the ‘Queen Victoria Eugenia’ award of the British Hispanic Chair of Doctoral Studies, and has been awarded ‘homage’ by the Brazilian Keynesian Association (AKB) for his contribution to Economics in Brazil. Holder of the FAcSS (Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences). He has published as sole author or editor, as well as co-author and co-editor, a number of books and papers in academic journals.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Arestis, Philip

    Pages 1-21

  • John McCombie’s Contribution to the Applied Economics of Growth in a Closed and Open Economy

    Thirlwall, A. P.

    Pages 23-56

  • Why Neither Samuelson’s Neoclassical Synthesis Keynesianism Nor New Keynesianism Theory Is Compatible with Keynes’s General Theory Explanation of the Cause of Unemployment

    Davidson, Paul

    Pages 57-76

  • The Role of Commercial Banks and Financial Intermediaries in the New Consensus Macroeconomics (NCM): A Preliminary and Critical Appraisal of Old and New Models

    Fontana, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 77-103

  • Microeconomics, Mesoeconomics and Macroeconomics

    Sawyer, Malcolm

    Pages 105-126

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69676-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69675-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Approaches in Macroeconomics
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honour of John McCombie
Editors
  • Philip Arestis
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69676-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69676-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69675-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 362
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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