This important volume brings together 22 major essays written by A.P. Thirlwall over the last 30 years in the field of macroeconomics, and in particular on multiplier analysis, unemployment, inflation, growth and the balance of payments.
These outstanding essays make pioneering contributions, such as the input-output formulation of the foreign trade multiplier; the derivation and use of the dynamic Harrod foreign trade multiplier; the measurements of types of unemployment; the estimation of regional Phillips curves, and the formalization of Kaldor's model of regional growth rate differences.
Many of the essays are written from a Keynesian perspective, and the recent revival of interest in Keynesian economics means that the essays are as relevant today as when they were written, especially those on the nature of unemployment, the causes of inflation, and the link between the balance of payments and economic growth.
Macroeconomic Issues from a Keynesian Perspective will be of interest not only to professional economists but also to policymakers in developed and developing countries for the insights it provides into the functioning of the macroeconomy.