Monetary Economics: An Integrated Approach to Credit, Money, Income, Production and Wealth

Paperback | April 15, 2012

byMarc Lavoie, Wynne Godley

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This book challenges the mainstream paradigm with the introduction of a new methodology. Economies are represented realistically in a fully articulated system of national income and flow of funds accounts. The authors study how flows of income, expenditure and production are intertwined with stocks of assets and liabilities, determining how whole economies evolve through time.

Starting with extremely simple stock-flow consistent models, the text describes a succession of increasingly complex models constructed with such rigor that, in harmony with its basis in accounting, there is always one equation which is implied logically by all the others. Readers will be able to download all the models and explore their properties for themselves.

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This book challenges the mainstream paradigm with the introduction of a new methodology. Economies are represented realistically in a fully articulated system of national income and flow of funds accounts. The authors study how flows of income, expenditure and production are intertwined with stocks of assets and liabilities, determinin...

WYNNE GODLEY was Director of the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge, UK, from 1970 to 1987, and a Professor of Applied Economics from 1980 to 1993. Subsequently, he was a Distinguished Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, New York and then a Visiting Research Associate at the Cambridge E...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 11.11 × 5.64 × 1.14 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230301843

ISBN - 13:9780230301849

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Balance Sheets, Transaction Matrices and The Monetary Circuit
The Simplest Model with Government Money
Government Money with Portfolio Choice
Long-Term Bonds, Capital Gains and Liquidity Preference
Introducing the Open Economy
A Simple Model with Private Bank Money
Time, Inventories, Profits and Pricing
A Model with Private Bank Money, Inventories and Inflation
A Model with both Inside and Outside Money
A Growth Model Prototype
Open Economy with Flexible Prices and Exchange Rates
General Conclusion

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"The framework that Godley and Lavoie develop, with a consistent numerical and simulational handle on the various models, is a return to a majestic Wicksellian tradition. . .A whole generation of graduate students have been brought up on policy nihilism, bordering on paralysis in the face of policy dilemmas. A new generation, armed with the tools, concepts and models developed by Godley and Lavoie, can now return to the grand traditions of macroeconomics as an experimental science, focusing on policy." - K. Vela Velupillai, Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge, UK, and Professor of Economics, University of Trento, Italy"Wynne Godley has been the moving force behind keeping quantitative non-mainstream macroeconomics alive and flourishing for the last several decades...His work is inspiring, and will guide policy-oriented macroeconomic modelers for decades to come." - Lance Taylor, Cambridge Journal of Economics"This clearly deserves to become a standard reference for everybody interested in SFC modeling in particular and modern macroeconomics in general. There are already first signs that other economists are indeed inspired by this way of thinking about the economy..." - Till van Treeck, Intervention, European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies