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By W. F. Duisenberg (auth.), T. J. Kastelein, S. K. Kuipers, W. A. Nijenhuis, G. R. Wagenaar (eds.)

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The paradigm is, however, completely about an individual. In one sense this is not a grave problem. One simply adds up individual demand to aggregate demand. In another sense this is not very satisfactory. The individual demand functions display a number of attractive properties. Can these properties be imposed on aggregate demand relations? There seems not too much of a problem for the homogeneity, symmetry and negativity conditions, but there are serious problems for the effect 'of income changes and the income effect of price changes.

It is highly probable that firms will observe that they can collude and thereby increase their power in the market and tum the income distribution in favor of capital and management; this might be especially important in the context of developing countries. This implies that firms are not only maximizing absolute profits but that they also maximize their influence by control of relative shares which affects power relationships. In the same manner there are strong incentives for firms to collude in order to reduce uncertainty.

Pen Today I am lecturing on one of my most favourite subjects: the distinction between classical, monetary and Keynesian macroeconomics. This distinction is reflected in the history of the Economics Department at the University of Groningen. When the department was founded, and this was as late as the fifties, monetary theory was still the dominant mode of thought; this is true for the Netherlands in general, where the influence of Holtrop and Koopmans was strong, but in particular for Groningen.

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