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Keynesian Economics 

Keynesian economics (also called Keynesianism and Keynesian Theory) is a macroeconomic theory based on the ideas of 20th-century British economist John Maynard Keynes.

(Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keynesian_economics#Postwar_Keynesianism) 

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Keynesian economics argues that private sector decisions sometimes lead to inefficient macroeconomic outcomes and therefore advocates active policy responses by the public sector, including monetary policy actions by the central bank and fiscal policy actions by the government to stabilize output over the business cycle.

     

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