By L. Randall Wray
A few weeks ago, a video of a lecture that Hyman Minsky gave at Westminster College on Oct 30, 1991 was made available. Although the Levy Institute has some audio of Minsky, this is the only video I know of. The audio of this one is not great, but you will get some flavor of his style. In truth, it was always a bit hard to follow his presentations as he had a tendency to lower his voice and mumble near the end of sentences as his mind raced ahead to the next point. He usually did not script his talks (he walked into many of his university lectures with nothing more than a copy of the Wall Street Journal), but he would read some brief sections of papers—while riffing the rest–and it appears that this is what he was doing that evening.
On Monday, 31 October 2016, Dr. L. Randall Wray was on the radio program and podcast, Hopping Mad with Will McLeod & Arliss Bunny. The focus of the interview was Wray’s newest book, Why Minsky Matters: An Introduction to the Work of a Maverick Economist. The interview was more than an hour long so Wray was able to give lengthy answers without being pressured for time.
Dr. Wray’s book, Why Minsky Matters can be found on the Princeton University Press website and on Amazon where it is is available as both a hardcopy and download.
By Felipe Rezende
This last part of the series (see Part I, II, and III here, here and here) will focus on the Brazilian response to the crisis.
What Should Brazil do?
The Brazilian current crisis fit with Minsky’s theory of instability (see here, here and here). The traditional response to a Minsky crisis involves government deficits to allow the non-government sector to net save. That is, if the private sector desire to net save increases, then fiscal deficits increase to allow it to accumulate net financial assets. The sharp increase in budget deficits in 2015 comes as no surprise. Rezende (2015a) simulated Continue reading
This weekend: March 11th – 15th 2016, there are events taking place at the Village East Cinemas in New York including a book signing by Randy Wray on the 15th as well as screening of the movie. You can get all the details and list of guest appearances from Village East Cinema’s website here. Flyer for the book signing is after the jump.
Victoria Bateman has a review of Randall Wray’s new book “Why Minsky Matters: An Introduction to the Work of a Maverick Economist” over at Times Higher Education. You can read the review here.
NEP’s Randy Wray will be interviewed tonight on Bob Brinker’s nationally syndicated ABC talk radio show Money Talk, Sunday December 6th at 6:15pm ET for around 30 minutes. Wray will discuss his new book Why Minsky Matters: An Introduction to the work of a maverick economist, Princeton University Press.
The show airs live on 200 ABC affiliates including all major markets. Former guests include Alan Greenspan, Sheila Bair, Alan Blinder, Paul O’Neill, William Isaac, Peter Thiel, Joseph Stiglitz, David Wessel, Gretchen Morgenson, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Barton Biggs, Niall Ferguson, David Cay Johnston, Neil Irwin, John Bogle and John Zogby, just to name a few.
Here is the list of stations that carry the show.
By L. Randall Wray
I recently returned from conference in Brazil jointly sponsored by the Levy Economics Institute, the Ford Foundation, and the Brazilian research group MINDS. It is part of a bigger project to take Hyman P. Minsky global. In my view, Minsky was hands-down the greatest economist of the second half of the twentieth century and he deserves the attention he’s getting. Watch for an upcoming film by Monty Python’s Terry Jones that will feature Minsky and his work. Minsky will even make an appearance—or, more accurately, a bigger-than-life Minsky puppet will be in the film. (Steve Keen and I were also interviewed.)