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Joseph Stiglitz, José Antonio Ocampo, Shari Spiegel, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, and Deepak Nayyar

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199288144

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199288143.001.0001

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Policy Frameworks

Policy Frameworks

(p.130) 8 Policy Frameworks
Stability with Growth

Joseph E. Stiglitz (Contributor Webpage)

José Antonio Ocampo (Contributor Webpage)

Shari Spiegel

Ricardo Ffrench-Davis (Contributor Webpage)

Deepak Nayyar

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses three issues — accounting frameworks, risk and uncertainty, and the political economy — that have been largely overlooked by the mainstream ‘conservative’ and ‘Keynesian’ perspectives. The first section examines accounting frameworks; this is the lens used to ascertain whether an economy is likely to overheat or slip into recession. We find that widely used accounting frameworks, such as accounting for GDP, often provide misleading information and bear some responsibility for poor economic advice and performance. The chapter next considers how the issues of risk, uncertainty, and information imperfections are at the center of macroeconomic analysis. Risk is always prevalent in an economy, and policies often have unintended consequences. As a result, economists and policy-makers must subject policy decisions to a risk assessment, and should also be responsive to new information. The final section of this chapter looks at the political economy and institutional frameworks within which policy decisions are made.

Keywords:   accounting framework, risk, uncertainty, information imperfections, institutional framework, political economy, GDP, contingent liabilities, structural deficits

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