Angeletos, Georges Marios and Jennifer La’O. From the point of view of the applied macroeconomist I am, this book puts a lot of structure on our understanding of the evolution of macroeconomics over the last 80 years, therefore helping us to understand where we are actually standing and heading to. However, the mathematical language has had its own merits. All these requirements—micro-foundations, modeling of expectations, dynamics, confrontation to the data—defines, in a nutshell, the methodology laid down in Lucas’ (1980) project, to propose fully articulated, artificial economic systems that can serve as laboratories in which policies that would be prohibitively expensive to experiment within actual economies can be tested out at much lower cost. In particular, the larger the credit boom relative to the possibilities for productive use of loans, the larger the fall in interest rates, and the higher the probability of disastrous freeze of the interbank market. Journal of Economic Theory, 4(2): 103-124. One would object that, given the signal extraction problems are solved relying on the Kalman filter, this still assumes a lot of cognitive ability on the part of the agents. (2012), or Sneessens (2016) for surveys). (2015) estimate a full-fledged New Keynesian DSGE model by Bayesian maximum likelihood. Adam Smith and the Honourable East India Company. In other words the model is not robust to the Lucas critique. Let us focus on the NKP curve. Rational Inattention and Monetary Economics. During booms, bank market funding and credit supply increase, which pushes down the rates of return on corporate and interbank loans. What is key in the model is that the crisis emerges endogenously, and tracking credit helps predicting the next crisis. Brunnermeier, Markus K., Thomas M. Eisenbach, and Yuliy Sannikov. Historical Background. They reach similar conclusions regarding the importance of these shocks. Departing from the representative agent hypothesis is therefore not a problem anymore. When the Great Depression struck, classical economists had difficulty explaining how goods could go unsold and workers could be … Although their ideas clashed sharply, and although there remains considerable disagreement among economists about a variety of issues, a broad consensus among economists concerning macroeconomic policy seemed to emerge in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. The historical starting point is the Great Depression and Keynes's GENERAL THEORY and its recommendation of policy activism. fabrice.collard@gmail.com. Lucas, Robert E. Jr. 1980. in Benjamin M. Friedman and Michael Woodford (eds. macroeconomics, the major ideas in this subject developed around it. Forecasts that … Econometrica, 50(6): 1345-1370. 2012. Monetary Misperceptions, Output and Inflation Dynamics. It is the 1930s. The implicit information problem was further extended to a full dynamic setting by Collard et al. Income and Wealth Heterogeneity in the Macroeconomy. Krusell and Smith paved the way to a branch of business cycle theory featuring explicit heterogeneity. While the modern DSGE models derive the Phillips curve from an explicit optimization problem, it is not clear that they are doing any better than models à la Gray (1976) or Taylor (1980) in terms of micro-foundations of nominal rigidities. From that perspective, this book should actually be taught in any PhD course in macroeconomics, to have students realize how and why macroeconomics reached the particular state of development we are facing, and why, from a methodological point of view, we practice macroeconomics the way we do. Computational Suite of Models with Heterogeneous Agents II: Multi-Country Real Business Cycle Models. Many improvements have been (and still are) introduced over the recent years, addressing some of the concerns and critics that were raised against DSGE models. This is exemplified by the following stylized 3 equations-DSGE model, where equations (1)-(3) denote, respectively, the IS curve, the New-Keynesian Phillips (NKP) curve and the monetary policy rule. Œconomia, 5(1): 1-101. Sneessens, Henri. I have to agree with Brad’s conclusion that macro theory must re-connect … A History of Macroeconomics from Keynes to Lucas and Beyond, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 445 pages, ISBN: 9781107584945, Michel De Vroey offers his reader a very pleasant journey through the History of Macroeconomics, from Keynes’ original insights, through the Friedmanian and Lucasian revolutions, to the latest developments. Mackowiak, Bartosz and Mirko Wiederholt. They also drastically changed the way we evaluate our models and enhanced their falsifiability. This problem was addressed in the, literature developed by Sims (2010), which explicitly takes into account the limited cognitive abilities of agents through an entropy constraint (see, , 2015). Macroeconomics is the branch of economics concerned with the study of aggregate economic activity. Since, much progress has been made. De Vroey has a true vision of macroeconomics, he shares it with his reader and gives clear guidelines to understand the developments in the field. The ‘invisible hand’ in the free markets automatically assigns resources to places where they are best utilized. Indeed, most financial crises involve a credit crunch, which imply a discrete jump, and hence a non-differentiability in the evolution of credit that perturbation techniques cannot accommodate. Interestingly they showed that allowing for heterogeneity does not affect the business cycle properties of aggregate variables. Lucas, Robert E. Jr. 1976. Economic Journal, 121(5): 273-317. Its aim is to Collard, Fabrice and Harris Dellas. Why should firms adopt this rule of thumb? 2010. The time dimension is taken very seriously: models are dynamic (backward-forward looking) and expectations, which play a critical role in modern macroeconomics, receive particular attention. Les contenus d’Œconomia sont mis à disposition selon les termes de la Licence Creative Commons Attribution - Pas d'Utilisation Commerciale - Pas de Modification 4.0 International. By making the representative agent assumption, one obviously bypasses this problem. The problem with this statement lies in the exact status of the “deep” parameters, more precisely α and γ. Principles of Macroeconomics SENIOR CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS STEVEN A. GREENLAW, UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON TIMOTHY TAYLOR, MACALESTER COLLEGE . Econometrica, 83(3): 549-585. First, like modern macroeconomics, the book is dynamic. It focuses on the aggregate changes in the economy such as unemployment, growth rate, gross domestic product and inflation. But even more importantly this makes us realize how much we still need to achieve. 2010. Pages: 1-19. 1982. John Maynard Keynes, Milton Friedman, and Robert E. Lucas, Jr., each helped to establish a major school of macroeconomic thought. 2. 3, chapter 4, 155-181. Interestingly they showed that allowing for heterogeneity, does not affect the business cycle properties of aggregate variables. Kydland, Finn E. and Edward C. Prescott. Macroeconomics, at least in its modern form, began with the publication of John Maynard Keynes 's General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Macroeconomics is a branch of economics that deals with the performance, structure, and behavior of a national economy as a whole. 2016. (2012), or Sneessens (2016) for surveys). For example, Boissay et al. A young economist at Carnegie–Mellon University, Robert E. Lucas, Jr., finds this a paradox, one that he thinks cannot be explained by Keynes’s theory. 2. It has changed its shape and size many times but without Macroeconomics a civilization cannot sustain or survive. Departing from the representative agent hypothesis is therefore not a problem anymore. Gray, Jo Anna 1976. A History of Macroeconomics Krishan Sharma M.Phil (Applied Economics) Centre for Development Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University. In particular, that models be micro-founded is now a clear and not to be discussed requirement. Wage indexation: A macroeconomic approach. 4This process was accompanied by a greater mathematization of the field, which has borrowed many of the tools from engineering (Kalman filtering, optimal control, dynamic analysis, …) and statistics (Time series econometrics, machine learning, ...). Financial assets: Financial sector Nominal v. real interest rates: Financial … Published online: 13 Aug 2020. Miméo University of Luxembourg. Article. However, the mathematical language has had its own merits. 2012. Monetary Misperceptions, Output and Inflation Dynamics. One reason for this failure is again technological. In other words, these parameters are not deep, and using these models for policy evaluation purposes can lead to spurious conclusions. Time to Build and Aggregate Fluctuations. The first typical examples of models that fulfills these requirements are given by the Real Business Cycle (RBC) model proposed by Kydland and Prescott (1982) and King et al. The two fundamental behavioral equations, IS and NKP curves, are given explicit micro-foundations. Second, because the mathematical language—while being extremely powerful—is somewhat limited, it has forced macroeconomists to narrow down, better focus and qualify the questions they address. It is 1970. Lucas, Robert E. Jr. 2007. The development of computers permitted the development of simulation/estimation techniques and promoted the development of new algorithms to solve heterogeneous agent models or models featuring strong non-linearities. Journal of Monetary Economics, 2(2): 221-235. Macroeconomics tackles a very large spectrum of questions ranging from the standard growth and business cycle theories, to fiscal and monetary economics, labor market regulations, health and pension systems, redistribution, regulation of financial systems, understanding trade and the determination of exchange rates… The tools and methodology improvements that macroeconomists have witnessed and developed over the last 40 years led to a tremendous change in the way questions are tackled. First, like modern macroeconomics, the book is dynamic. Even though such progresses were made, some still argued that macroeconomic models could not predict the emergence of a crisis. Is the picture all that rosy? Indeed, most financial crises involve a credit crunch, which imply a discrete jump, and hence a non-differentiability in the evolution of credit that perturbation techniques cannot accommodate. In other words the model is not robust to the Lucas critique. Macroeconomics, in that sense, has reached a mature state. A second critique which is often addressed to this literature is related to the “implausible” cognitive abilities that the rational expectations assumption assumes for the agents. 2011. 2015. At first glance, the representative agent assumption appears to be inconsistent with a serious treatment of micro-foundations. Adam Smith and the Honourable East India Company. Computational Suite of Models with Heterogeneous Agents II: Multi-Country Real Business Cycle Models. 2011. This approach was recently applied by Gornemann et al. In macroeconomics, a variety of economy-wide phenomena is thoroughly examined such as, inflation, price levels, rate of growth, national income, gross domestic product and changes in unemployment. Some may regret it as it may sometimes (wrongly) be viewed as a way to tighten the hands of the macroeconomists, and may even prevent them from tackling some problems. This problem was addressed in the Rational Inattention literature developed by Sims (2010), which explicitly takes into account the limited cognitive abilities of agents through an entropy constraint (see Œconomia, 2015). Third, and most importantly, it led to impose much more discipline in model evaluation. 2007. Princeton: Princeton University Press. One reason for this failure is again technological. He also suggests what the future of macroeconomics will or should be in his own view. Man-Bites-Dog Business Cycles. From that perspective, this book should actually be taught in any PhD course in macroeconomics, to have students realize how and why macroeconomics reached the particular state of development we are facing, and why, from a methodological point of view, we practice macroeconomics the way we do. The Economics of Attention. It’s sad that more economists don’t make that distinction.’ New classical macroeconomics, sometimes simply called new classical economics, or monetarists, is a school of thought in macroeconomics that builds its analysis entirely on a neoclassical framework. Mark Donoghue . The Great Recession and the financial crisis in the late 2000s, though, set off another round of controversy. Quantifying Confidence. Initially, the RBC literature therefore relied on this assumption to keep models tractable and be able to simulate them on the computers available at that time. 2015. CESifo Economic Studies, 56(4): 498-535. It was an interesting time for economic speculation considering the dramatic adverse effect of the Great Depression. Kydland, Finn E. and Edward C. Prescott. The lower rates aggravate agency problems in the interbank market, which leads to a reduction in market funding and further pushes down the interest rate. Man-Bites-Dog Business Cycles. It is the 1930s. Chapter 1: Economics: The Study of Choice, Chapter 2: Confronting Scarcity: Choices in Production, 2.3 Applications of the Production Possibilities Model, Chapter 4: Applications of Demand and Supply, 4.2 Government Intervention in Market Prices: Price Floors and Price Ceilings, Chapter 5: Macroeconomics: The Big Picture, 5.1 Growth of Real GDP and Business Cycles, Chapter 6: Measuring Total Output and Income, Chapter 7: Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, 7.2 Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply: The Long Run and the Short Run, 7.3 Recessionary and Inflationary Gaps and Long-Run Macroeconomic Equilibrium, 8.2 Growth and the Long-Run Aggregate Supply Curve, Chapter 9: The Nature and Creation of Money, 9.2 The Banking System and Money Creation, Chapter 10: Financial Markets and the Economy, 10.1 The Bond and Foreign Exchange Markets, 10.2 Demand, Supply, and Equilibrium in the Money Market, 11.1 Monetary Policy in the United States, 11.2 Problems and Controversies of Monetary Policy, 11.3 Monetary Policy and the Equation of Exchange, 12.2 The Use of Fiscal Policy to Stabilize the Economy, Chapter 13: Consumptions and the Aggregate Expenditures Model, 13.1 Determining the Level of Consumption, 13.3 Aggregate Expenditures and Aggregate Demand, Chapter 14: Investment and Economic Activity, Chapter 15: Net Exports and International Finance, 15.1 The International Sector: An Introduction, 16.2 Explaining Inflation–Unemployment Relationships, 16.3 Inflation and Unemployment in the Long Run, Chapter 17: A Brief History of Macroeconomic Thought and Policy, 17.1 The Great Depression and Keynesian Economics, 17.2 Keynesian Economics in the 1960s and 1970s, Chapter 18: Inequality, Poverty, and Discrimination, 19.1 The Nature and Challenge of Economic Development, 19.2 Population Growth and Economic Development, Chapter 20: Socialist Economies in Transition, 20.1 The Theory and Practice of Socialism, 20.3 Economies in Transition: China and Russia, Nonlinear Relationships and Graphs without Numbers, Using Graphs and Charts to Show Values of Variables, Appendix B: Extensions of the Aggregate Expenditures Model, The Aggregate Expenditures Model and Fiscal Policy. In examining the ideas of these schools, we will incorporate concepts such as the potential output and the natural level of employment. Motivation Consider the handout labeled “The First Measured Century.” It presents graphs for the U.S. of the three most important macroeconomic statistics, output, un- Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy. All these parameters being specified at the micro level, they are deep parameters and the model is robust to the Lucas critique. It however alleviates a very tricky technical difficulty. A group of economists (notably John Hicks, Franco Modigliani, and Paul Samuelson), attempted to interpret and formalize Keynes' writings, and to synthesize it with the neo-classical models of economics. Finally the model is subject to stochastic shocks that initiate the business cycle. in unique equilibrium, rational expectations models. Michel De Vroey's latest book dives into that evolving complexity and, by distinguishing between Marshallian and Walrasian macroeconomics, helps make the history of macroeconomics a bit more understandable. Expectations and the neutrality of money. Most DSGE models are solved relying on local perturbation methods, which assumes differentiability of the solution, and cannot therefore generate crises. Krusell and Smith proposed a method to approximate numerically the solution of such models and broke the curse of dimensionality. The difficulty is that this distribution is an infinite dimension object which a computer cannot deal with; this is the so-called, problem. It therefore appears that the literature has gone a long way from the prototypical rational expectations model. parameters is well understood. De Vroey shows how each contribution logically followed, answered or echoed the previous one but also announced the next one. Optimal Sticky Prices under Rational Inattention. 2014. As a consequence, macroeconomics has become, to a large extent, a quantitative discipline. Models are commonly taken to the data, and their predictions are checked using various econometric and statistical tools. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/oeconomia/2236; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/oeconomia.2236, Department of Economics, University of Bern. ), Financial Frictions in Macroeconomic Models. This leads to a nonlinear—not necessarily chronological—but always exciting journey through the many ideas that paved the way to today’s macroeconomics. • Beginning of the XX century: Wicksell, Pigou. While other problems are important, theories concerning them are essentially extensions of theories related to employment. But economist Milton Friedman of the University of Chicago continues to fight a lonely battle against what has become the Keynesian orthodoxy. In that sense, macroeconomics attempts to satisfy the falsifiability principle that characterizes hard sciences. Benhabib et al. He also suggests what the future of macroeconomics will or should be in his own view. Number of Volumes: 3 Abstract: The 2020 COVID-19 crisis can spur research on firms’ corporate finance decisions and their macroeconomic implications, similar to the wave of important research on banking and household finance triggered by the 2008 financial crisis. Even though such progresses were made, some still argued that macroeconomic models could not predict the emergence of a crisis. Working Paper 20807, NBER. 2015. Micro-founded models do not suffer this critique as the behavioral equations then depend on, parameters which are invariant to economic policy, while the dependence of the reduced form coefficients to both. Until the 1930s, most economic analysis did not separate out individual behavior from aggregate behavior. 2015. 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Macroeconomics is ‘non-experimental’: like, e.g., history, macro-economics cannot conduct controlled scienti fic experiments (people would complain about such experiments, and with a good reason) and focuses on pure observation. A good piece from Brad Delong. Along with several other economists, he begins work on a radically new approach to macroeconomic thought, one that will challenge Keynes’s view head-on. The mere presence of price indexation (the fact that firms that do not reset their price optimally index the current price on past inflation) goes against rationality in this model: Where is the rationality in this decision? Interestingly, 35 years later, the so-called Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) models, that are now commonly used in Central Banks to understand and predict the effects of monetary policy decisions, are still built in reference to the Lucas’ project. Journal of Monetary Economics, 21(2-3), 195-232. Challe, Edouard and Xavier Ragot. First, like modern macroeconomics, the book is dynamic. Doves for the Rich, Hawks for the Poor? , and the degree of indexation of current inflation to past inflation, . A much wider range of evidence is brought to bear on quantitative questions in macroeconomics. Angeletos, Georges Marios, Fabrice Collard, and Harris Dellas. Various Authors. Chapter 17 A Brief History of Macroeconomic Thought and Policy. the role of competition, equilibrium, expectations, dynamics... but also the outcome of constant progress in neighboring sciences. The history of economics entails numerous figures, courses, and books and can be traced back thousands of years. (2014) to build a New-Keynesian DSGE model featuring heterogeneous agents, where households differ in terms of wealth, income and employment status, to analyze the redistributive effects of monetary policy. Although complex macroeconomic structures have been characteristic of human... Keynesianism. Various Authors. This is studied by Hansen and Sargent (2007) who adapt robust control techniques to study situations where decision makers acknowledge misspecification in economic modeling. 2009. De Vroey shows how the evolution of ideas in the field was not simply the outcome of quarrels regarding competing visions of the world—. Principles of Macroeconomics by University of Minnesota is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted. The IS curve corresponds to the aggregation of individual optimal consumption saving arbitrage derived from the maximization of expected lifetime utility subject to the intertemporal budget constraint of the agent. 2015. 1998. Likewise, the NKP curve corresponds to the aggregation of optimal price setting behavior, as obtained from profit maximization when the firms only face a constant. Classical economics is a school of thought that’s generally regarded as the first school of economic thought and is widely associated with Adam Smith, the father of modern economics. (2016) develop a model in which banking crises result from the procyclicality of bank balance sheets that emanates from interbank market funding. Sims, Christopher A. Macroeconomics tackles a very large spectrum of questions ranging from the standard growth and business cycle theories, to fiscal and monetary economics, labor market. More recently, Angeletos and La’O. reports); (2) an interpretation of the history of macroeconomics relying on a tra-ditional view of the history of science about scienti c progress ; (3) a tool for the standardization of the eld, legitimizing the current DSGE models. Neo-classical economics is hinged on the pre… Various Authors. fruitful to generate persistence and, when combined with illiquidity problems, non-linear amplification mechanisms. (2016) develop a model in which banking crises result from the procyclicality of bank balance sheets that emanates from interbank market funding. We can think of the macroeconomic history of the 1960s as encompassing two distinct phases. Information and the Business Cycle. We will use the aggregate demand–aggregate supply model to explain macroeconomic changes during these periods, and we will see how the three major economic schools were affected by these events. John Maynard Keynes published a book in 1936 called The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, laying the groundwork for his legacy of the Keynesian Theory of Economics. Miméo Banque de France. A first common critique addressed to these models is the use of the representative agent assumption (see for example Kirman, 2010). Of all, it led to the Lucas critique Hawks for the Poor of Minnesota is licensed under Creative. 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