shusha asked in Social ScienceEconomics · 1 decade ago

Describe and differentiate between Classical and Keynesian economics.?

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    1 decade ago
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    Views on rigidity of wages and the nature of economy's response to recession.

    During classical times (1770-1850), wages were downward-flexible, and economies responded to contracting aggregate demand by lowering the price level. By 1900, it was no longer the case. Wages became downward-inflexible (or, as economists sometimes say, sticky), so economies began to respond to reductions of aggregate demand by increasing unemployment. Keynes was the first to point it out and offer some suggestions for coping with it.

    Unlike classics, who contended that things always sort themselves out in the long-run, Keynes thought that the short-run is also important (hence, his famous phrase, "in the long-run, we are all dead"), so a government may consider employing short-term policies to limit the swings of the business cycle.

  • 1 decade ago

    Classical: Equilibrium is found step by step through prices

    Labour market: you get to the equilibrium changing wages

    Money market: demand=supply through changes in rates of i

    Goods market: prices move and equilibrium is found

    Keynesian: Equilibrium is found through snapshots amounts

    Labour market: There´s a minimum wage

    Money market: Transaction and speculation are considered

    Goods market: Equilibrium Savings = Investments

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