By accepting the claims of the loanable funds theory conteporary monetary theory distances itself from Keynes's view of the rate of interest as a monetary phenomenon, and overlooks the arguments Keynes used to respond to the criticism of supporters of the loanable funds theory. This paper argues that the explicit consideration of the finance motive and the role of banks in financing investment does not imply acceptance of the loanable funds theory , but instead facilitates the elaboration of an alternative to the loanable funds theory. Associated with this alternative theory of credit is an explanation of the monetary nature of the fluctuations in income and employment wich is different from and more persuasive than accounts based only on the liquidity preference theory.

On Keynes's criticism of the Loanable funds theory.

BERTOCCO, GIANCARLO
2013

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By accepting the claims of the loanable funds theory conteporary monetary theory distances itself from Keynes's view of the rate of interest as a monetary phenomenon, and overlooks the arguments Keynes used to respond to the criticism of supporters of the loanable funds theory. This paper argues that the explicit consideration of the finance motive and the role of banks in financing investment does not imply acceptance of the loanable funds theory , but instead facilitates the elaboration of an alternative to the loanable funds theory. Associated with this alternative theory of credit is an explanation of the monetary nature of the fluctuations in income and employment wich is different from and more persuasive than accounts based only on the liquidity preference theory.
Keynes; loanable funds theory; monetary theory of production
Bertocco, Giancarlo
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