The Dichotomy Microeconomics-Macroeconomics is Not Pertinent

24 Pages Posted: 2 May 2005

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Jorge Iván González

Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Facultad de Ciencias Economicas

Abstract

Professor Gonzalez criticizes the separation of the microeconomic and the macroeconomics, he considers this inadequate not only from the theoretical point of view, but also from a pedagogical perspective. The first part of the article shows how economic theory has been built without differentiating micro from macro. For he the great authors do not separate them. The next part of the article shows the intrinsic fragilities of micro and it questions the pertinence of the microfoundation of macro; if micro is weak, then it cannot support the macro. The article ends by mentioning some important areas in contemporary economic discussion that could be studied without making such distinction.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: dichotomy micro-macro, microfoundation, Walras, Edgeworth, Keynes

JEL Classification: A29, B21, B22

Suggested Citation

Gonzalez, Jorge Ivan, The Dichotomy Microeconomics-Macroeconomics is Not Pertinent . Revista de Economia Institucional, Vol. 6, No. 11, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=704609

Jorge Ivan Gonzalez (Contact Author)

Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Facultad de Ciencias Economicas ( email )

Carrera 30 45-03
Bogota, None
Colombia

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