• Benjamin Friedman


Reconstructing Economics in Light of the 2007-? Financial Crisis. Benjamin Friedman, September 29, 2010, Paper.“The lessons learned from the recent financial crisis should significantly reshape the economics profession's thinking, including, importantly, what we teach our students. Five such lessons are that we live in a monetary economy and therefore aggregate demand and policies that affect aggregate demand are determinants of real economic outcomes; that what actually matters for this purpose is not money but the volume, availability, and price of credit; that the fact that most lending is done by financial institutions…” Link