The Development of Swedish and Keynesian Macroeconomic Theory and its Impact on Economic Policy

The Development of Swedish and Keynesian Macroeconomic Theory and its Impact on Economic Policy

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Erik Filip Lundberg
Cambridge University Press, 05/09/1996
EAN 9780521570763, ISBN10: 052157076X

Hardcover, 225 pages, 25.3 x 17.5 x 2.7 cm

These lectures are concerned with the origins of the distinctive policies of the Stockholm School of Economics, of which Erik Lundberg was a leading member. Lundberg explores the historical development of the Stockholm School and considers its place in the wider Keynesian tradition which dominated macroeconomic thinking in the West from the 1930s till the 1970s. The author examines the failure of Keynesian policies both in Sweden and internationally, and offers some tantalising and provocative remedies for future policy-makers to ponder.

After applying rigorous statistical and analytical methods, Vreeland arrives at some significant, and for the IMF, sobering conclusions … Vreeland raises new questions that have important policy implications. He lays out new avenues of research and concludes with some suggestions for IMF reform.’ Development Policy Review