Competitive vs Cumulative Approach in Teaching Macroeconomics: Some Thoughts on Recent Popular Textbooks

Emilio Carnevali*

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Abstract

This paper critically evaluates two different approaches to teaching macroeconomics at the undergraduate level through the comparison of two popular, recent handbooks: Olivier Blanchard’s Macroeconomics (2021) and William Mitchell, Randall Wray and Martin Watts’s Macroeconomics (2019). These textbooks are taken as benchmarks of two opposite views of the discipline: the cumulative – that is, followed by Blanchard and most “mainstream” textbooks – as opposed to the competitive view.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-171
Number of pages12
JournalPSL Quarterly Review
Volume75
Issue number301
Early online date29 Jun 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

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