In December , one of the most eminent economists of the time, Alvin E. Hansen, delivered the Presidential Address, titled “Economic. Summers’ theory of “secular stagnation” (a term first used by the economist Alvin Hansen back in ) holds that, in the United States, the. Recently, Hansen’s secular stagnation hypothesis has gained renewed stagnation in the US in much the same way as suggested by Alvin Hansen in

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Burns Theodore W. The rate of economic growth is determined by technological progress and population growth.

Alvin Hansen

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After all, if the fundamental problem is low growth, attempts to boost “aggregate demand” can at best confer only transitory benefits. Henry, I have no idea what accounts stagnatino his apparent ambivalence toward Keynes. Was this the end of growth?

Alvin Hansen – Wikipedia

Secular suggests a very long term — perhaps 20 years. Hansen married Mabel Lewis: But then, that’s the advantage from my view of having deliberate policy to maintain a percentage of the workforce unemployed, it means that those jobs that don’t require skills but are unpopular can still be filled at the lowest possible cost, since someone will be desperate enough to take it out of necessity!

Prof J March 8, at 4: I think of Keynes as an explanation for depressed levelsunrelated to growth phenomena. Hansen frequently testified before Congress. Fuchs Anne O.


So question is whether people want a good-paying job, commensurate with their skill or one that even pays better than their skill. Economic Policy and Full Employment He was skeptical that lower interest rates could encourage the large and vigorous investment levels that he felt were needed: Moreover, these benefits may over time be swamped by cost considerations, like a mounting public debt.

More effectively than anyone else, he explicated, extended, domesticated, and popularized the ideas embodied in Keynes’ The General Theory. And when giant new industries have spent their force, it may take a long time before something else of equal magnitude emerges. But there is equally no basis for the assumption that we can take for granted the rapid emergence of new industries as rich in investment opportunities as the railroad, or more recently the automobile, together with all the related developments, including the construction of public roads, to which it gave rise.

Gardner Herbert J. At first suspicious of Keynes ‘s General Theory when it first came out, Hansen soon converted c. Willcox Thomas N. I don’t want to make too much of this now, but consider my post herein particular, the passage by Richard Rogerson related to this issue.

Adams Arthur T. Well, writing inone would probably have been most impressed with the rapid rate of economic expansion that occurred in the late 19th century the new technologies introduced early in the 20th century would have impressed as well, of course. Upon completion of the dissertation in published inhe moved back west to the University of Minnesota inwhere he rose quickly through the ranks of a full teacher in University of Wisconsin—Madison Yankton College. Some people might say it is way off the mark, but you can see elements of Fisher’s Theory of the Rate Interest in Keynes’s liquidity preference theory.

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Even the Japanese diverted domestic investment to China.

Alvin H. Hansen

What Hansen had in mind was not alvim counter-cyclical public spending to stabilize employment but rather major projects such as rural electrification, slum clearanceand natural resource development conservation, secuoar with a view of opening up new investment opportunities for the private sector and so, restoring the economic dynamism needed to the system as a whole.

As well, there is the perennial question of how to identify theoretical objects like “full employment” or “potential GDP” in the data. Again, saturation bringing about a collapse in investment and markets.

Roth Olivier Blanchard It’s not something we can take for granted. Hansen argued that the American economy during the Great Depression was not going through a particularly severe business cycle but through the exhaustion of a longer-term staynation dynamic.