By Richard A. Werner (auth.)
Modern mainstream economics is attracting more and more critics of its excessive measure of abstraction and shortage of relevance to financial truth. Economists are calling for a greater mirrored image of the truth of imperfect info, the position of banks and credits markets, the mechanisms of monetary development, the function of associations and the chance that markets would possibly not transparent. whereas it's something to discover flaws in present mainstream economics, it truly is one other to supply an alternate paradigm which, can clarify up to the outdated, yet may also account for the numerous 'anomalies'. that's what this booklet makes an attempt. considering that one of many largest empirical demanding situations to the 'old' paradigm has been raised via the second one greatest financial system on the earth - Japan - this publication places the proposed 'new paradigm' to the serious try out of the japanese macroeconomic reality.
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