Classifying monetary economics: fields and methods from past to future
Arestis, P. and Mihailov, A. (2011) Classifying monetary economics: fields and methods from past to future. Journal of Economic Surveys, 25 (4). pp. 769-800. ISSN 1467-6419
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6419.2010.00625.x
We propose a simple, yet sufficiently encompassing, classification scheme of monetary economics. It comprises three fundamental fields and six recent areas that expand within and across these fields. The elements of our scheme are not found together and in their mutual relationships in earlier studies of the relevant literature; neither does this attempt aim to produce a relatively complete systematization. Our intention in taking stock is not finality or exhaustiveness. We rather suggest a viewpoint and a possible ordering of the accumulating knowledge. Our purpose is to promote discussion on the evolving nature and internal consistency of monetary economics at large.