Development

Sustainable Economics

Session at Bretton Woods Conference
Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sustainable Economics with Introductory Remarks from Jim Balsillie Read more

Giovanni Dosi: Combining Schumpeter and Keynes to Boost Innovation

What Schumpeter and Keynes Knew but Standard Macroeconomics Has Forgotten

Many people would not think of putting Joseph Schumpeter and John Maynard Keynes in the same economic framework, but Giovanni Dosi believes the insights of both are needed to fully understand how to boost innovation in an economy. Dosi, director of the Laboratory of Economics and Management (ELM) in Italy, makes the case in this INET Interview that Schumpeterian innovation must be combined with Keynesian demand management to sustain economic growth over time.

Dosi, who also is a professor at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Italy, is fascinated in general by the problems of coordination in systems characterized by endogenous innovation, or innovation from within the system itself. He also thinks that the biggest challenge for the economics profession is to develop microfoundations for macroeconomics. In both these overarching pursuits, both Schumpeter and Keynes provide key insights.

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Raghuram Rajan - Delineating the Role of Government

In INET's full interview with Raghuram Rajan, he discusses his book "Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Sill Threaten the World Economy;" as well as the intersection of government and the economy and China's upcoming challenges.

 

When the Slogans Stop Working - Raghuram Rajan

In part 3 of INET's interview, Raghuram Rajan says: "The left and the right have a common diagnosis of the problem: the government is captured by big business. Marx said 'Get rid of big buiness.' Stigler said 'Get rid of government.'" But in fact they need to work together, he says, and the task is to delineate the respective responsibilities. Read more

Manipulating Government's Good Intentions - Raghuram Rajan

In part 2 of INET's interview, Raghuram Rajan acknowledges that "government is there to soften the rough edges of capitalism." But - despite good intentions - the government is prone to manipulation by private interests, he warns.

 

The Natural Cycle of Recoveries - Lance Taylor

In part 4 of INET's interview with Lance Taylor, he says that the recovery from the crisis will take time, and should involve increased labor buying power and more private investment from profits

Lance Taylor: Maynard’s Revenge

Lance Taylor Says the Crisis Once Again Proved the Relevance of Keynes’ Fundamental Insights

Since the financial crisis hit, interest in the economic analysis of John Maynard Keynes has revived and then faded somewhat. Many economists still have had little or no exposure to his theories and ideas.

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Full Interview: Europe Viewed from the East - Erik Berglöf

In INET's complete interview with Erik Berglöf, he catches us up on what has been happening in Europe recently. The topics covered include how the crisis affected development and regulation of the greater Euro zone, and how countries in Asia represent both competition and new opportunities.

Learning From Each Other - Erik Berglöf

In part 6 of INET's interview with Erik Berglöf, he says that developing countries in Europe can learn from the successes and failures of their cohorts -- from Estonian tax advances to Georgia's fight against corruption