Theory and Estimation of Macroeconomic Rationing Models

  • Henri R. Sneessens

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 191)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VII
  2. Henri R. Sneessens
    Pages 1-9
  3. Henri R. Sneessens
    Pages 10-33
  4. Henri R. Sneessens
    Pages 134-135
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 136-141

About this book


Introducing his book "The Theory of UnemPloyment Reconsidered", Professor Malinvaud expressed several years ago his hope "to convey [his] strong belief that the reconsideration is a major step in the development of our science". In view of the stimulating effect this approach has on economic research, it seems now that many economists do indeed share Malinvaud's belief and are ready to devote their time and their skill to ensure the realization of that progress. This book, grown out of a Ph. D. thesis presented at the Universit~ Catholique de Louvain, aims at contributing in its own way to that venture. Looking towards econometric applications, it illustrates that a framework h la Malinvaud (i. e. based on the theory of temporary equilibrium with rationing) provides the means of improving macro­ econometric modelling. There has been so far a wide and pervasive fear that, despite its analytical and theoretical usefulness, the quantity rationing approach would be much too complex to be successfully implemented into econometric models. The research the interested reader will discover in the subsequent pages should convince him that the difficulty faced by econometricians is essentially (I am tempted to say merely) one of developing an adequate methodology; it should thus disappear once is made the initial research investment. The empirical results presented towards the end of the book, though prelim­ inary, already suggests that the effort is rewarding and should be continued. My debts are many.


Gleichgewicht (Wirtsch.) Unterbeschäftigung employment equilibrium modeling unemployment Ökonometrisches Modell

Authors and affiliations

  • Henri R. Sneessens
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsLondon School of EconomicsLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-10837-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46439-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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