A Keynes-Schumpeter-Minsky Synthesis

Michael Stephens | July 12, 2012

From the announcement of a new joint research project by Mariana Mazzucato and the Levy Institute’s Randall Wray (“Financing Innovation: an Application of a Keynes-Schumpeter-Minsky Synthesis”):

The purpose of this project is to integrate two research paradigms that have strong policy relevance in understanding the degree to which financial markets can be reformed in order to nurture value creation and ‘capital development’, rather than value extraction, and destruction.  The first one might be called the Keynes-Minsky vision that puts effective demand front and center of economic analysis, and the second is the Schumpeter-Minsky vision that places innovation at the center of competition theory, rather than relegated to the periphery of imperfect competition. The project will bring the two visions together to provide rigorous analysis of competition in the financial sphere and how it interacts with competition in the industrial sphere. The new framework will help us better understand the difference between creative destruction and destructive creation, and its applicability to new periods of economic growth such as that which will hopefully result from the green technology revolution.

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  1. Comment by Nate MortonJuly 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm   Reply

    Brilliant.

  2. Comment by Sean Fernyhough — July 13, 2012 at 6:18 am   Reply

    Haven’t these traditions already been brought together by Steve Keen?

  3. Comment by Janne — July 17, 2012 at 11:59 am   Reply

    Dumb and dumber in modern macroeconomics-Lars Pålsson Syll professor of at Malmö University.

    [http://larspsyll.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/dumb-and-dumber-in-modern-macroeconomics/]

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