Heterodox Challenges in Economics: Theoretical Issues and the Crisis of the Eurozone

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Springer International Publishing, Nov 13, 2020 - Business & Economics - 277 pages
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This book discloses the economic foundations of European fiscal and monetary policies by introducing readers to an array of alternative approaches in economics. It presents various heterodox theories put forward by classical economists, Marx, Sraffa and Keynes, as a coherent challenge to neo-classical theory. The book underscores and critically assesses the analytical inconsistencies of European economic policy and the conservative nature of the current European governance. In this light, it examines the political obstacles to proposals to reform the European monetary union, as well as those originating in the neo-mercantilist German model. Given its scope and format, the book offers a valuable asset for researchers and members of the general public alike.

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Sergio Cesaratto is a Professor of European Monetary and Fiscal Policy at the University of Siena, Italy. He has published articles in many heterodox journals, and is a well-known participant in the European public debate over the Eurozone. His research interests include the history of economic thought, growth and income distribution, as well as monetary economics.

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