Economic Theory

Topics: Economics, Supply and demand, Microeconomics Pages: 4 (1225 words) Published: August 11, 2013
Economic Theory

Economic Theory
Jose E Mendoza
Allied American University

Author Note
This paper was prepared for ECN 150, Introduction to Microeconomics, Module 2 Homework Assignment taught by Nikki Follis.

Part I

After reading the two articles in Modules 1 and 2 related to Economic Theory (first,“How Did Economists Get It So Wrong” and second, “History of Economics Playground”), reconstruct what happened from 2006 through 2012 as it relates to microeconomic theory. Was there too much focus on the macro climate and not enough on the micro climate? Do you concur more with Krugman or Giraud? What is the basis for your opinion? Be sure to isolate other peer reviewed articles using the library that back your viewpoint and use it as a basis for analysis, in addition to what you see happening in the market yourself. Compare and contrast the two articles and the two authors’ perceptions of the market.
The global economy recovers from the crisis that engulfed global financial markets in the course of 2008. The effort to stave off total economic collapse has left governments burdened with massive debt that will take years of painful effort to work off. The policy prescriptions of market liberalism, including deregulation, privatization and regressive tax reform, are being advanced with seemingly undiminished confidence.Economics, as a field, got in trouble because economists were seduced by the vision of a perfect, frictionless market system. If the profession is to redeem itself, it will have to reconcile itself to a less alluring vision — that of a market economy that has many virtues but that is also shot through with flaws and frictions. The good news is that we don’t have to start from scratch. The Crisis between 2006 - 2102 basis in the microeconomics theory is a global effect. The...
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