Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics

Lessons from The Crisis and Beyond

  • Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • Martin Guzman

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Martin Guzman, Joseph E. Stiglitz
      Pages 1-4
  3. Keynote Addresses by Central Bank Governors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
  4. Macroeconomic Theory for Understanding Fluctuations and Crises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Martin Guzman, Joseph E. Stiglitz
      Pages 21-33
  5. The Measurement of Wealth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
  6. Macroeconomic Policies in Unstable Times

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Giovanni Dosi, Mauro Napoletano, Andrea Roventini, Tania Treibich
      Pages 79-100
  7. Central Banking and Monetary Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Perry Mehrling
      Pages 163-175
    3. Hans Gersbach, Jean-Charles Rochet, Martin Scheffel
      Pages 176-198
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-203

About this book


In this edited collection, Joseph Stiglitz and Martin Guzman present a series of studies on contemporary macroeconomic issues. The book discusses a set of key lessons for macroeconomic theory following the recent global financial crisis and explores unconventional monetary policy in a post-crisis world.

This volume is divided into five parts. The introduction includes keynote speeches by the Governors of the Bank of Japan and Central Bank of Jordan. Part one focuses on macroeconomic theory for understanding macroeconomic fluctuations and crises. Part two addresses the issue of the measurement of wealth. Part three discusses macroeconomic policies in times of crises. Finally, part four focuses on central banking and monetary policy.


macroeconomics Global Financial Crisis Great Recession Macroeconomic theory Macroeconomic Policies economics international economics Japan Keynes monetary policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph E. Stiglitz
    • 1
  • Martin Guzman
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Columbia University Business SchoolUSA
  3. 3.University of Buenos AiresArgentina

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