Whose Are the Ruling Macroeconomic Ideas?

Must-Read: It is now six years since Olivier Blanchard called for "outlining the contours of a new macroeconomic policy framework". Yet what is that framework? Where is it? Who outlines it? And what processes will give it political traction?

Olivier Blanchard et al. (2010): Rethinking Macro Policy: "The global crisis forced economic policymakers...

...to react in ways not anticipated by the pre-crisis consensus.... Here the IMF’s chief economist and colleagues (i) review the main elements of the pre-crisis consensus, (ii) identify the elements which turned out to be wrong, and (iii) take a tentative first pass at outlining the contours of a new macroeconomic policy framework.

http://www.voxeu.org/article/rethinking-macro-policy

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