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The Theory of Economic Policy
Statics and Dynamics

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  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521070225

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  • This book provides a unified analysis of the theory of economic policy, presenting static and dynamic aspects of both the fixed and flexible objective policy problems. The authors conceive of the abstract theory of economic policy as the interaction of policy possibilities with policy-making requirements. Policy possibilities are depicted by a known, linear model relating sets of targets, instruments and other variables. Policy-making requirements are imposed in two forms: directly by nominating a specific fixed target in the tradition of Tinbergen; and indirectly by specifying preferences about targets - the flexible target associated with Theil.

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    • Date Published: July 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521070225
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The static theory of policy:
    1. A review of the static theory of policy
    2. The algebraic structure of fixed objective problems
    3. The algebraic structure of flexible objective problems
    4. The dynamic policy problem: models and objectives
    5. Controllability properties of dynamic policy models
    6. Observability properties of dynamic policy models
    7. The dynamic theory of stationarity objectives
    8. The dynamic theory of path objectives
    9. Policy design for path objectives
    10. Rational expectations and the theory of policy
    Part III. Dynamic flexible objectives: on tracking points and paths:
    11. Dynamic finite horizon flexible objective problems
    12. Policy existence and uniqueness for infinite horizon flexible objective problems
    13. Some stability issues in dynamic policy problems
    14. Aftersight.

  • Authors

    A. J. Preston

    A. R. Pagan

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