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Area(s) of Expertise
- Economics - Philosophy
- Economics - Politics
- Monetary Policy
- Philosophy of Money
- Social Organization
About John Smithin
My research is the areas of monetary theory and the philosophy of money and finance. I use methods derived from social philosophy, economic sociology, monetary macroeconomics, and political economy, to investigate the roles of money, banking, and credit creation in the generation of profit incentives and economic activity under capitalism.
Smithin, J. Some puzzles about money, finance, and the monetary circuit. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2016, forthcoming.
Smithin, J. Endogenous money, fiscal policy, interest rates and the exchange rate regime: a comment on Palley, Tymoigne and Wray. Review of Political Economy, 2016. (Online as of 27.11.15)
Smithin, J. 2014: Economic growth: free trade, public finance, and the paradox of thrift. Review of Keynesian Economics, 2(4), 2014, 456-63.
Smithin, J. Essays in the Fundamental Theory of Monetary Economics and Macroeconomics, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2013.
Smithin, J. “A re-habilitation of the theory of effective demand from chapter 3 of Keynes’s General Theory (1936)”, International Journal of Political Economy, 2013.
Smithin, J. Keyness theories of money and banking in the Treatise and General Theory, Review of Keynesian Economics 1(3), Summer 2013, 242-56.
Kam, E. and J. Smithin, “A simple theory of banking and the relationship between the commercial banks and the central bank”, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 34(3), Spring 2012, 545-49.
Smithin, J. "Max Weber's 'last theory of capitalism' and heterodox approaches to money and finance", in H. Ganssmann (ed.), New Approaches to Monetary Theory: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, London, Routledge, 2011, 67-82.
Smithin, J. The importance of money and debt-credit relationships in the enterprise economy, in H. Bougrine and M. Seccareccia (eds), Introducing Macroeconomic Analysis: Issues, Questions, and Competing Views, Toronto: Esmond Montgomery Publications, 2010, 49-60.
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleEssays in Monetary Economics and Macroeconomics RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$12,000.00 Year Awarded2008 Granting AgencyMixTwo KTV Inc. - Research Grant