Presenting an analysis of the rise and fall of U.S. inflation after 1960, this book examines two broad explanations for the behaviour of inflation and unemployment in this period: the natural-rate hypothesis joined to the Lucas critique and a more traditional econometric policy evaluation modified to include adaptive expectations and learning. The text begins with an explanation of how American policymakers increased inflation in the early 1960s by following erroneous assumptions about the exploitability of the Phillips curve - the inverse-relationship between inflation and unemployment. In subsequent chapters, it connects a sequence of ideas, such as self-confirming equilibria, least-squares and other adaptive or recursive learning algorithms. The author synthesizes results from macroeconomics, game theory, control theory, and other fields to extend both adaptive expectations and rational expectations theory, and he explains postwar inflation in terms of drifting coefficients. He interprets his results in favour of adaptive expectations as the relevant mechanism affecting inflation policy. This book is intended for academics, graduate students, and professional economists.
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"This book illustrates Sargent's great curiosity and honesty. . . . [Here] the reader gets a lucid, penetrating inquiry into the "ifs and buts" of rational expectations (RE) and their implications for policy." --Peter Sinclair, The Times Higher Education Supplement
"A lucid, penetrating inquiry into the 'ifs and buts' of rational expectations and their implications for policy. . . . This book illustrates Sargent's great curiosity and honesty . . . A beautifully crafted, deep, and . . . very accessible work. . . . It deserves to be one of the century's most influential books on macroeconomics." --Peter Sinclair, Times Literary Supplement
"A path-breaking contribution. It shows new ways to analyze dynamic economics. It is a basic reference to understand--and develop--dynamic macroeconomic theory in the 21st century." --Ramon Marimon, Journal of Economic Literature
|1||The Rise and Fall of U.S. Inflation||1|
|2||Ignoring the Lucas Critique||14|
|3||The Credibility Problem||20|
|4||Credible Government Policies||31|
|5||Adaptive Expectations (1950's)||50|
|6||Optimal Misspecified Beliefs||59|
|8||Adaptive Expectations (1990's)||87|
|9||Econometric Policy Evaluation||122|
|10||Triumph or Vindication?||130|
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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0691004145
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0691004145
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110691004145