Business Fluctuations, Growth, and Economic Stabilization: A Reader

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BUSINESS FLUCTUATIONS, GROWTH, and ECONOMIC STABILIZATION A Reader

Edited by JOHN J. CEARK St. John's University, New York MORRIS COHEN Fortune Magazine AND St. John's University, New York

Random House New York

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • Part I - Varieties of Business Fluctuations 1
  • Introduction 3
  • [1] - Mitchell on What Happens During Business Cycles 5
  • Editors' Note 5
  • [2] - Cycles and Trends In Economic Factors 16
  • Editors' Note 16
  • 3 - The Long Waves In Economic Life 28
  • Editors' Note 28
  • [4] - The Analysis of Economic Change 46
  • Editors' Note 46
  • [5] - Long Cycles in Residential Construction 60
  • Editors' Note 60
  • [6] - The Short Cycle in Residential Construction, 1946-59 89
  • Editors' Note 89
  • References 111
  • [7] - The Nature and Stability Of Inventory Cycles 113
  • Editors' Note 113
  • [8] - The Cobweb Theorem 143
  • Editors' Note 143
  • For Further Reading 161
  • Part Ii - Empirical Analysis Of Business Cycles 163
  • Introduction 165
  • [9] - American Business Cycles, 1865-79 168
  • Editors' Note 168
  • [10] - What Caused the Great Depression? 192
  • Editors' Note 192
  • [11] - Business Cycles in The Interwar Period: The "Quantitative-Historical" Approach 206
  • Editors' Note 206
  • [12] - The 1957-58 Business Contraction: New Model or Old? 224
  • Editors' Note 224
  • For Further Reading 242
  • Part Iii - Business Cycle Theory 245
  • Introduction 247
  • [13] - The Explanation of the Business Cycle 250
  • Editors' Note 250
  • [14] - Business Cycles and The Emergence of the System Of Economic Fluctuations 257
  • Editors' Note 257
  • [15] - Econometric Model Building 272
  • Editors' Note 272
  • For Further Reading 282
  • Section A - Underconsumption Theories 284
  • Introduction 284
  • [16] - The Failure of Consumption 288
  • Editors' Note 288
  • [17] - A Preliminary Summary Of the General Theory of Employment 296
  • Editors' Note 296
  • For Further Reading 317
  • Section B - Cumulative Expansion And Contraction: The Multiplier and Accelerator 319
  • Introduction 319
  • [18] - Interactions Between the Multiplier Analysis and the Principle Of Acceleration 323
  • Editors' Note 323
  • [19] - Hicks on the Trade Cycle 331
  • Editors' Note 331
  • [20] - Diffusion, Acceleration, And Business Cycles 343
  • Editors' Note 343
  • References 372
  • For Further Reading 373
  • Section C - Investment Theories 375
  • Introduction 375
  • [21] - The Role of Investment 377
  • Editors' Note 377
  • [22] - Investment Behavior And Business Cycles 402
  • Editors' Note 402
  • For Further Reading 420
  • Section D - Monetary Theories 421
  • Introduction 421
  • [23] - The Trade Cycle 424
  • Editors' Note 424
  • [24] - Price Expectations, Monetary Disturbances And Maladjustments 439
  • Editors' Note 439
  • For Further Reading 452
  • Section E - Psychological Factors 454
  • Introduction 454
  • [25] - The Emotional Factors In Business Decisions 457
  • Editors' Note 457
  • For Further Reading 461
  • Part Iv - Economic Stabilization, Growth, and Inflaton 463
  • Introduction 465
  • [26] - Built-In Stabilizers Of Our Economy 467
  • Editors' Note 467
  • 27 - Postwar Cyclical Experience And Economic Stability 473
  • Editors' Note 473
  • [28] - Examining the New "Stagnation" Theory 492
  • Editors' Note 492
  • [29] - Two Views on Basic Economic Questions 502
  • Editors' Note 502
  • [30] - The Choice and Combination Of Policy Instruments 526
  • Editors' Note 526
  • [31] - The Goals and Criteria Of Monetary Policy 543
  • Editors' Note 543
  • [32] - Expansion and Employment 566
  • Editors' Note 566
  • [33] - Second Essay in Dynamic Theory 588
  • Editors' Note 588
  • [34] - What is Economic Growth? And The Costs of Economic Growth 607
  • Editors' Note 607
  • For Further Reading 621
  • Bibliography 623
  • Index 671
  • About the Editors *
  • A Note on the Type *
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