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Introduction to Post-Keynesian Economics

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This book offers an easy to read introduction to post-Keynesian economics, showing that there is an alternative to neoclassical economics and its free-market economic policies. Post-Keynesian economics is founded on realistic assumptions and stylized facts, such as interest targeting by central banks or constant average variable costs in manufacturing and services. The ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published October 3rd 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Warren
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Heterodox economics explained beautifully ... you don't need to be an economist to understand this book from start to finish. I did have some more questions around heterodox economics (particularly with regards to how post-Keynesian's interpret inflation), but that's the purpose of a good introductory book - it gets you thinking and asking questions, which encourages further reading.

All-round this is a fantastic book and well worth the read.
Juan
I read about half of this book, up to chapter 3. I'd say it is well written, ordered and, in general, fairly easy to read. The ideas are presented in a simple and clear way, which I think is good for readers with very little background in non-orthodox economics or in economics at all. However, all of this is not without disadvantages, for the fact that it covers a lot of themes in such a reduced space means a lot of details are left out. Yet this is true for all introductions, so I do not think ...more
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