‘Even if designed for students, Anti-Blanchard Macroeconomics offers food for thought also to researchers interested in the reopening a debate on the foundations of contemporary macroeconomics.’
– from the Presentation by Mauro Gallegati, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy.
‘The fact that one of the cardinals of pre-crash macroeconomic orthodoxy is willing to commend this heterodox text, is evidence of the mess in which orthodox macroeconomics finds itself after the collapse of 2007–09.’
– from the Preface by Robert Skidelsky, Jesus College, University of Oxford, UK.
‘When Emiliano asked me to endorse Anti-Blanchard Macroeconomics, I was a bit taken aback. You can guess why. But I agree with him that we should always question our assumptions, confront them with the facts, and be open to change if the facts dictate it. Questions such as whether we can expect the economy to return to health by itself, whether recessions have permanent adverse effects, whether the interest rate channel of monetary policy works, are essential ones. For the time being, I stand by the conclusions of my textbook, but I am happy and indeed eager to see them challenged.’
– Olivier J. Blanchard
‘Beyond its provocative title, Anti-Blanchard Macroeconomics raises constructive critiques of our approach on macroeconomics teaching.’
– Alessia Amighini, Università del Piemonte Orientale and Francesco Giavazzi, Università Bocconi, Italy, coauthors of the European edition of Blanchard’s Macroeconomics
‘Even though the book is aimed at students, Anti-Blanchard Macroeconomics raises many ideas for reflection for scholars interested in reopening a debate on the foundations of contemporary macroeconomics.’
– Mauro Gallegati, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
‘Anti-Blanchard Macroeconomics increases variety in macroeconomic theory: it shows what is wrong with the dominant theory and draws attention to its alternatives.’
– Heinz D. Kurz, University of Graz, Austria