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Understanding the Great Recession | Q&A with Larry Christiano |

Following our discussion on post-2008 Macroeconomics developments and the importance of DSGE models in part I of the interview, we asked Prof. Christiano about one of his recent and important research paper "Understanding the Great Recession". What does his model tell us about the Great Recession? Does labor participation rate have a role in the developments of the Great Recession? These are the questions we've discussed with Prof. Christiano, and he has some great answers.

A Macroeconomic Earthquake | Q&A with Larry Christiano

In this interview, Prof Christiano shared his view on the development of post-2008 academic macroeconomics. We’ve asked Prof Christiano does he agree that modern macroeconomic models are too complicated for the general public, or even policymakers and if he agrees that economic models should be “simpler”. Does he think the recent revival of ISLM model a “good trend”? Should Macroeconomists hang on their faith in DSGE models? Should they explore alternative paths?

Blanchard’s “Policy Model” v “Theory Model”

Back in November last year, Professor Olivier Blanchard discussed with me about his view that there should be four types of macroeconomics, and "theory...

What is New Keynesian DSGE Models?

DSGE stands for “dynamic stochastic general equilibrium.”. As Blanchard described in his note “Do DSGE Models Have a Future?” , DSGE Models have three...
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The model you should use to explain Macroeconomics to your Mum | Q&A with...

This is the sixth installment of our interview series “Where is the General Theory of the 21st Century?”Blanchard on DSGE and the State of...

DSGE model and the State of Macroeconomics | Q&A with Olivier Blanchard |

In this interview, Blanchard discussed his view on the role of DSGE model in modern Macroeconomics and policymaking. He also explained his decision to rewrite his macroeconomics textbooks after the Great Recession. His recent research on hysteresis was also discussed.