Alternative Theories of Output, Unemployment, and Inflation in Germany: 1960–1985

  • Christine Sauer

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 326)

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by Jerome L. Stein Disenchantment with Keynesian econollics developed during the post-1968 period when the rate of growth of output declined, the rate of unemployment rose, and the rate of inflation increased in the U.S. and in other countries. This paradox, called stagflation, was inconsistent with the tenet of Keynesian economics that cyclical movemants in prices and output relative to their respective trends are positively correlated. A search occurred for a more satisfactory theory of macroeconomics which could explain the paradox of stagflation and the observed economic phenomena. The New Classical Economics (NCE) developed as the total rejection of Keynesian economics. The Keynesians claimed that their demand management policies contributed to the obsolescence of the business cycle and successfully eliminated the gap between full employment (potential) output and actusl output. The NCE argued just the opposite: the unemplo~nt rate or growth rate of real output is insensitive to systematic demand management policies [Lucas; Sargent and Wallace].


Employment Keynes economic policy economics exchange rates macroeconomics modeling regression unemployment

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  • Christine Sauer
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  1. 1.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50908-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45662-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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