This title, first published in 1979, presents the Ph.D. thesis of the world-renowned economist and financial expert, Willem Buiter. In Part I, three alternative specifications of temporary equilibria in asset markets, including their implications for macroeconomic models, are discussed; Part II examines the long-term implications of some short-term macroeconomic models. The analysis of the theoretical foundations of `direct crowding out' and `indirect crowding out' is particularly prominent, with the result that a synthesis of short-term macroeconomic analysis and long-term growth theory is formulated.
The traditional tools of comparative dynamics and stability analysis are employed frequently. However, it is also argued that the true scope of government policy can only be adequately evaluated with the aid of concepts such as dynamic and static controllability. Temporary Equilibrium and Long-Run Equilibrium is a valuable study, and relevant for all serious students of modern economic theory.
Part I: Some Alternative Notions of Demand and Supply in Asset Markets 1. Three Alternative Specifications of Temporary Equilibrium in Asset Markets 2. The Effect of Alternative Specifications of Temporary Equilibrium in Asset Markets on Short-Run Comparative Statics in Some Simple Macro Models; Part II: The Long-Run Implications of Short-Run Models 3. Direct Crowding Out 4. Indirect Crowding Out 5. Government Policy in a Growing Economy 6. Controllability, Stabilisation and Optimisation; Appendix 1: Stability in the Full Employment Model for the G' Policy; Appendix 2: Stability, Controllability, Stabilisation and Optimisation; Appendix 3: Two Kinds of Adjustment Processes; Bibliography