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13 Macroeconomics – The Return of Ideologies

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Hauptschule
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in englischer Sprache

Before the global financial crisis, macroeconomists largely settled into the  New Keynesian Consensus , a fusion of demand-side and supply-side thinking that brought a measure of peace to a field priviously in conflict. In the wake of the crisis, the consensus has weakened: Old Keynesianism is stronger than before, the status of monetary policy has fallen, and some economists loudly claim that the global slump is mostly driven by bad supply-side shocks. We will investigate these splintered schools, combining a nontechnical summary of these theories with a look at where these theories do and do not fit the facts of the global slump.

Recommended literature:

Paul Krugman, End this Depression Now!

Tyler Cowen, The Great Stagnation

Casey Mulligan, The Redistribution Recession

Greg Mankiw, The Macroeconomist as Scientist and Engineer

BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, Mercatus Center; Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University, Fairfax Chair
Independent Economic Researcher, Vienna; Lecturer, University of Vienna Chair

Ph.D. Garett JONES

BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, Mercatus Center; Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University, Fairfax

2007-2010 Assistant Professor of Economics, George Mason University, Fairfax
2009 BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, Mercatus Center, Fairfax
2010 Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University, Fairfax

Mag. Dr. Stephan SCHULMEISTER

Independent Economic Researcher, Vienna; Lecturer, University of Vienna

1974-1975 Post-graduate studies, Bologna Center, Johns Hopkins University, Bologna
1982 Visiting Scholar, New York University, New York
1986-1987 Visiting Scholar, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
1988-2005 Visiting Scholar, University of New Hampshire
since 2006 Lecturer of Economics, University of Vienna and WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
2010 Visiting Scholar, International Monetary Fund, Washington

Seminar Week

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13.08.2014

15:00 - 15:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014Plenary
15:15 - 15:30Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and AccordionCulture
15:30 - 16:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
17:00 - 17:30Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & ListenCulture
17:30 - 19:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
19:00 - 20:00Bread and WineSocial

14.08.-19.08.2014

01 Sustainable Peace and Security – Who Cares?Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical TransformationsSeminar
03 An Energy Transition for the FutureSeminar
04 The Human MicrobiomeSeminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for GrowthSeminar
06 1814 – 1914 – 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and PoliticsSeminar
07 Ethical Implications of Religious WorldviewsSeminar
08 Art and ProtestSeminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours – EU External Relations at the Crossroads?Seminar
10 Collective Memory – Present Focus on the PastSeminar
11 Feeding the WorldSeminar
12 Decisions Under UncertaintySeminar
13 Macroeconomics – The Return of IdeologiesSeminar
14 Human – Machine – RoboticsSeminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great WarSeminar
16 The Key to Good GovernanceSeminar
17 Media from a Theoretical PerspectiveSeminar

14.08.2014

16:00 - 17:00Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the ChildCulture

15.08.2014

17:00 - 18:30Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World LiteratureCulture

16.08.2014

16:00 - 17:30Courage. In Memoriam Fritz MoldenCulture

18.08.2014

17:30 - 18:30Theatre Performance: Free AssociationCulture

19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDUPlenary