Handbook of Economic Stagnation takes a broad view, including contributions from orthodox and heterodox economists who examine situations in countries and worldwide regions, including Japan and the Euro area. To be sure, stagnation is periodically relieved by short economic bursts usually brought on by unsustainable asset price bubbles. Once the bubbles burst, stagnation returns. This book's fresh, comprehensive approach to the topic makes it the premier source for anyone affected by these cycles.
Part I: The Problem 1. Secular Stagnation: As Good as It Gets? 2. The US economy since the crisis: Slow recovery and secular stagnation 3. Understanding Secular Stagnation 4. Secular Demand Stagnation in the 21st Century U.S. Economy. 5. Demand-led growth and accommodating supply 6. Demand Drives Growth all the Way 7. The 'Natural' Interest Rate and Secular Stagnation: Loanable Funds Macro Models Don't Fit Today's Institutions or Data 8. The New Normal: Demand, Secular Stagnation and the Vanishing Middle-Class 9. The Deep Causes of Secular Stagnation and the Rise of Populism. 10. A Comment on Servaas Storm's "The New Normal 11. The Secular Stagnation Hypothesis in the Theories of Growth: A Maze of Theoretical Inconsistencies 12. From Long-Term Growth to Secular Stagnation. A Theoretical Comparison Between Regulation Theory, Marxist Approaches and Present Mainstream Interpretations 13. Secular Stagnation: The History of a Macroeconomic Heresy
Part II: Causes and Consequences Role of Economic Policy 14. Secular Stagnation or Stagnation Policy? Steindl after Summers 15. There is no secular stagnation
just irresponsible fiscal policy 16. The labor injunction and peonage
how changes in labor laws increased inequality during the Gilded Age 17. What the Federal Reserve Got Totally Wrong About Inflation? Inequality 18. Income Shares, Secular Stagnation, and the Long-Run Distribution of Wealth. 19. Varieties of Capitalism and Growth Regimes: The Role of Income Distribution 20. Trends in US income inequality 21. Where Do Profits and Jobs Come From? Employment and Distribution in the US Economy 22. Secular stagnation and concentration of corporate power Debt and Finance 23. Private Debt and Public Debility 24. Secular stagnation in the framework of rentier-financier capitalism and globalization 25. The drivers of household indebtedness re-considered: An empirical evaluation of competing arguments on the macroeconomic determinants of household indebtedness in OECD countries 26. The Economics of Instability: An Abstract of an Excerpt Supply Side Myth, Automation, and Future of Jobs 27. Age of Oversupply 28. Automation and the Future of Work
Part III: Macroeconomic Policy in Secular Stagnation 29. Can Trump Overcome Secular Stagnation? 30. Secular Stagnation and Progressive Economic Policy Alternatives 31. The Euro Area's Secular Stagnation and What Can Be Done About It. A Post-Keynesian Perspective 32. Core-Periphery Divergence and Secular Stagnation in the Eurozone: Macroeconomic Evidence and Policy Proposals Beyond Unconventional Monetary Policy 33. We Can Have a High-Wage America 34. Explaining, Restoring Low Productivity Growth in the UK 35. Public Sector Jobs as solution to Secular Stagnation 36. Green New Deal and Sustainable Economic Growth 37. Restructuring student debt
L. Randall Wray is a professor of Economics at Bard College and Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute. Wray taught at the University of Missouri-Kansas City from 1999 to 2016 and at the University of Denver from 1987 to 1999, and has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Paris and Rome (La Sapienza), as well as holding a variety of visiting positions in China, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Mexico, and Italy. From 1994 to 1995 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bologna, and he has recently completed a Fulbright Specialist Grant at the Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia. He has had a number of funded research grants from the Ford Foundation, from the Asian Development Bank, and from the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He holds a BA from the University of the Pacific and an MA and a Ph.D. from Washington University, where he was a student of Minsky. His recent publications include: A Great Leap Forward: Heterodox Economic Policy for the 21st Century; Macroeconomics; "MMT and Two Paths to Big Deficits, Challenge; "Cranks and heretics: the importance of an analytical framework Cambridge Journal of Economics; Why Minsky Matters: An Introduction to the Work of a Maverick Economist; and Modern Money Theory: A Primer on Macroeconomics for Sovereign Monetary Systems. His books have been published in many languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, and Japanese.
Flavia Dantas Economics Department, State University of New York, Cortland, USA.
Flavia Dantas is an Associate Professor at SUNY Cortland, where she teaches courses in alternative economic theory, political economy and social thought, macroeconomics, money, and mathematical economics. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2013. Her current work focuses on economic stagnation, employment policy, and financial globalization. Recently she has been working with Randall Wray to examine labor market trends in the USA; extensions of this work will critically assess what many have called a new era of "secular stagnation.