Macroeconomic Theory

    Governments turn to macroeconomic theory to help shape policies to manage instability. Current theories do not adequately support our policy needs. Credit markets, income, and employment are all inherently unstable. We need better theory to help us design better institutions and better policies.

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    Financial Markets Have Taken Over the Economy. To Prevent Another Crisis, They Must Be Brought to Heel.

    Banks have long had undue influence in society. But with the rapid expansion of a financial sector that transforms all debts and assets into tradable commodities, we are faced with something far worse: financial markets with an only abstract, inflated, and destabilizing relationship with the real economy. To prevent another crisis, finance must be domesticated and turned into a useful servant of society.  Read more