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Rediscovering Economic Policy as a Discipline

Rediscovering Economic Policy as a Discipline

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Part of Federico Caffè Lectures

  • Publication planned for: August 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108470490

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  • Government interventions in market failures can encounter objections from those who doubt their efficacy. Acocella, a leading expert on economic policy, counters these unfounded criticisms, making the convincing case for the foundation, coordination and reach of government action through economic policy. Arguing for the governmental potential to devise democratic, fair and effective institutions and policies, this book also demonstrates the validity of the principles outlined by Frisch and Tinbergen, amongst others, for controlling the economy, in a strategic context, equivalent to the rational expectations assumption. Demonstrating how unconventional monetary policies (such as macro-prudential regulation, new fiscal rules, and new forms of international policy coordination) can offer an effective response to the multiplicity of current economic issues, the recent financial crisis arguably indicates that economic policy must once again take centre stage as the applied complement to mainstream economic theory.

    • Makes a strong case for economic policy as a viable and vital response to market failure
    • Proposes governmental interventions in tackling current issues, using innovative analysis to argue for the ability of public policy to steer the economy
    • Complex maths is kept to a minimum in this approachable introduction economic policy
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    • Publication planned for: August 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108470490
    • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2018
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Economic Policy as a Discipline
    Part II. Economic Policy in the Present Tense.

  • Author

    Nicola Acocella, Sapienza Università di Roma
    Nicola Acocella is Emeritus Professor of Economic Policy, Sapienza University, Rome. His fields of specialisation include welfare economics, theory of economic policy, policy games, and monetary and fiscal policy, amongst others. He has published in prominent journals and authored a number of books, including Economic Policy in the Age of Globalisation (2005), and, with Giovanni di Bartolomeo and Andrew Hughes Hallett, Macroeconomic Paradigms and Economic Policy (Cambridge, 2016).

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