new Keynesian macroeconomics

Huw David Dixon
From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008
Edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume
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The term ‘new Keynesian economics’ refers to a body of work done by macroeconomists in the late 1970s and 1980s in which the notion of imperfect competition was introduced into macroeconomics in order to provide a micro-foundation for nominal rigidities and also to provide an alternative to supply-equals-demand equilibrium. This led in the 1990s to the new-neoclassical-synthesis approach to monetary economics in which dynamic pricing models have become central to our understanding how monetary policy influences output and inflation. Other themes in the new Keynesian approach include the effect of imperfect competition on the fiscal multiplier, and coordination failures.
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Dixon, Huw David. "new Keynesian macroeconomics." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan. 11 December 2017 <> doi:10.1057/9780230226203.1184

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