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No history of ideas please, we’re Post-Keynesians? The place of Post-Keynesian economics within the recent history of economic thought

Guizzo, Danielle

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Abstract

Despite receiving increased interest after the global financial crisis of 2007/8 and consolidating itself as an established research program, Post-Keynesian economics (PK) remains underrepresented within the publications in the history of economics. When compared to other traditional heterodox approaches such as Marxist, Institutionalist and Austrian economics, Post-Keynesian economics falls behind considerably, contradicting the PK appreciation for the history of the discipline. This article explores some reasons behind this detachment by considering two main factors: first, the recent disciplinary and institutional changes experienced by the history of economics in the last 10 years; and secondly, the recent ‘maturing state’ of Post-Keynesian economics and its unique treatment of the history of economic ideas. The article concludes by suggesting a new research agenda for Post-Keynesianism, making use of the ‘applied’ turn proposed by the recent history of economic thought as one of the strategies for PK to engage with the economics discipline.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Review of Keynesian Economics
Print ISSN 2049-5323
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Guizzo, D. (in press). No history of ideas please, we’re Post-Keynesians? The place of Post-Keynesian economics within the recent history of economic thought. Review of Keynesian Economics,
Keywords Post-Keynesian economics, history of economic thought, history of recent economics, postwar macroeconomics, traditional heterodoxy, new heterodoxy
Publisher URL https://www.elgaronline.com/view/journals/roke/roke-overview.xml