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The State of Macro

Olivier Blanchard ()

Annual Review of Economics, 2009, vol. 1, issue 1, pages 209-228

Abstract: For a long while after the explosion of macroeconomics in the 1970s, the field looked like a battlefield. Over time, however, mainly because facts do not go away, a largely shared vision both of fluctuations and of methodology has emerged. Not everything is fine. Like all revolutions, this one has come with the destruction of some knowledge, and it suffers from extremism and herding. None of this is deadly, however. The state of macro is good.

Keywords: macroeconomics; shocks; propagation mechanisms; fluctuations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B41 E00 E10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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