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Business cycle theory : a survey of methods and concepts

Author: Günter Gabisch
Publisher: Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2e édView all editions and formats

Rather, business cycle theory turned into stabilization theory which investigated theoretical possibilities of stabilizing a fluctuating economy.


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ISBN: 3540510591 9783540510598 0387510591 9780387510590
OCLC Number: 38569659
Description: 248 pages
Contents: Preface.- 1. Fluctuations in Major Economic Variables.- 1.1. Periodic Patterns and Stylized Facts.- 1.2. The Measurement of the Business Cycle.- 1.2.1. Economic Indicators.- Harvard Barometer.- NBER Indicators.- Indicators in Germany.- Diagnosis and Prognosis by Means of Indicators.- 1.2.2. Capacity Utilization.- Concepts Based on Single Factors of Production.- Concepts Based on Production Functions.- Wharton School Index and Surveys.- 2. Shock-Dependent Business Cycle Theories.- 2.1. Discrete-Time Shock-Dependent Models.- 2.1.1. Linear Models of the Cycle.- The Basic Samuelson Model.- Hicks' Linear Accelerator.- The Influence of Inventories.- Monetary Aspects of the Cycle.- 2.1.2. Non-Linear Multiplier-Accelerator Models.- Ceiling and Floor in the Hicks Model.- The Influence of Ratchet Effects.- 2.2. Continuous-Time Shock-Dependent Models.- 2.3. The Kalecki Model and Mixed Difference-Differential Equations.- 2.4. The Relevance of Shock-Dependent Business Cycle Theories.- 3. Business Cycle Theory and Exogenous Shocks.- 3.1. The Political Business Cycle.- 3.1.1. Governmental Behavior as the Cause of Business Cycles.- 3.1.2. Implications of the Political Business Cycle.- 3.2. The Theory of Stochastic Business Cycles.- 3.2.1. Business Cycle Models with Stochastic Exogenous Influences.- 3.2.2. A Stochastic Business Cycle Model.- 3.3. The Rational Expectations Approach to Business Cycles.- 3.3.1. Expectations and Rationality in Economic Theory.- 3.3.2. The New Classical Macroeconomics.- 3.3.3. Rational Expectations Business Cycle Models.- 4. Shock-Independent Business Cycle Theorie.- 4.1. A Linear Shock-Independent Growth Cycle Model.- 4.2. Goodwin's Quasi-Non-Linear Accelerator.- 4.3. Non-Linear Theories of the Cycle.- 4.3.1. Kaldor's Non-Linear Investment and Savings Functions.- 4.3.2. The Poincare-Bendixson Theorem and the Existence of Limit Cycles.- Chang/Smyth's Reformulation of the Kaldor Model.- The Non-Linear Phillips Curve and the Cycle.- Non-Walrasian Macroeconomics and the Business Cycle.- 4.3.3. Predator-Prey Interpretations of the Business Cycle.- 4.3.4. The Lienard-van der Pol Equation.- The Uniqueness of Limit Cycles.- The Kaldor Model as a Lienard Equation.- 4.3.5. The Hopf Bifurcation in Business Cycle Theory.- The Hopf Bifurcation in the Continuous-Time Case.- The Hopf Bifurcation in the Discrete-Time Case.- 5. Complex Motion in Business Cycle Models.- 5.1. Non-Linearities and Chaotic Movements.- 5.1.1. Chaos in Discrete-Time Models.- 5.1.2. Chaos and Business Cycles.- 5.1.3. Chaos in Higher-Dimensional Systems.- 5.1.4. Numerical Techniques and the Empirical Evidence of Chaos.- 5.2. Catastrophe Theory and Business Cycle Theory.- 5.2.1. Basic Ideas of Catastrophe Theory.- 5.2.2. The Kaldor Model in the Light of Catastrophe Theory.- 5.3. Structural Instability and Business Cycle Theory - Conclusions.- References.- Name Index.
Responsibility: Günter Gabisch, Hans-Walter Lorenz.
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