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Sargent, Thomas J.

Works: 244 works in 890 publications in 4 languages and 13,547 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HB172.5, 332.494
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Most widely held works by Thomas J Sargent
Rational expectations and econometric practice by Robert E Lucas( Book )

58 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assumptions about how people form expectations for the future shape the properties of any dynamic economic model. To make economic decisions in an uncertain environment people must forecast such variables as future rates of inflation, tax rates, governme
Rational expectations and inflation by Thomas J Sargent( Book )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays uses the lens of rational expectations theory to examine how governments anticipate and plan for inflation, and provides insight into the pioneering research for which Thomas Sargent was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in economics. Rational expectations theory is based on the simple premise that people will use all the information available to them in making economic decisions, yet applying the theory to macroeconomics and econometrics is technically demanding. Here, Sargent engages with practical problems in economics in a less formal, noneconometric way, demonstrat
The big problem of small change by Thomas J Sargent( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Big Problem of Small Change offers the first credible and analytically sound explanation of how a problem that dogged monetary authorities for hundreds of years was finally solved. Thomas Sargent and Francois Velde examine the evolution of Western European economies through the lens of one of the classic problems of monetary history - the recurring scarcity and depreciation of small change. Through penetrating and clearly worded analysis, they tell the story of how monetary technologies, doctrines, and practices evolved from 1300 to 1850; of how the "standard formula" was devised to address an age-old dilemma without causing inflation." "This is a keenly argued, richly imaginative, and attractively illustrated study. All those intrigued by monetary history will recognize this book for the standard that it is."--Jacket
Dynamic macroeconomic theory by Thomas J Sargent( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real dynamic macroeconomic models : dynamic programming - Search - Asset prices and consumption - Monetary economics and government finance : currency in the utility function - Cash-in-advance models - Credit and currency with long-lived agents - Credit and currency with overlapping generations - Government finance in stochastic overlapping-generations models
The conquest of American inflation by Thomas J Sargent( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Conquest of American Inflation, Thomas J. Sargent presents an analysis of the rise and fall of U.S. inflation after 1960. He examines two broad explanations for the behavior of inflation and unemployment in this period: the natural rate hypothesis joined to the Lucas critique and a more traditional econometric policy evaluation modified to include adaptive expectations and learning. His purpose is not only to determine which is the better account, but also to codify for the benefit of the next generation the economic forces that cause inflation. Providing an original methodological link between theoretical and policy economics, this book will engender much debate and become an indispensable text for academics, graduate students, and professional economists
Bounded rationality in macroeconomics by Thomas J Sargent( Book )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on a new development in economic theory which involves bounded or limited rationality, the author describes two laboratory experiments that test versions of his macroeconomic models. He analyzes some promising applications of the methods surveyed
Robustness by Lars Peter Hansen( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The standard theory of decision making under uncertainty advises the decision maker to form a statistical model linking outcomes to decisions and then to choose the optimal distribution of outcomes. This assumes that the decision maker trusts the model completely. But what should a decision maker do if the model cannot be trusted?" "Lars Hansen and Thomas Sargent, two leading macroeconomists, push the field forward as they set about answering this question. They adapt robust control techniques and apply them to economics. By using this theory to let decision makers acknowledge misspecification in economic modeling, the authors develop applications to a variety of problems in dynamic macroeconomics."--Jacket
Rational expectations econometrics by Lars Peter Hansen( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy, foresight, and strategy by Thomas J Sargent( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Energy, Foresight, and Strategy, Thomas Sargent and his collaborators have produced a highly rigorous treatment of 'rational expectations' theory and its application to the study of energy markets. These six essays use dynamic games to study a variety of issues important to analysts and decisionmakers in the energy field
Rational expectations and the theory of economic policy by Thomas J Sargent( Book )

38 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recursive models of dynamic linear economies by Lars Peter Hansen( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A common set of mathematical tools underlies dynamic optimization, dynamic estimation, and filtering. In Recursive Models of Dynamic Linear Economies, Lars Peter Hansen and Thomas Sargent use these tools to create a class of econometrically tractable models of prices and quantities. They present examples from microeconomics, macroeconomics, and asset pricing. The models are cast in terms of a representative consumer. While Hansen and Sargent demonstrate the analytical benefits acquired when an analysis with a representative consumer is possible, they also characterize the restrictiveness of assumptions under which a representative household justifies a purely aggregative analysis. Based on the 2012 Gorman lectures, the authors unite economic theory with a workable econometrics while going beyond and beneath demand and supply curves for dynamic economies. They construct and apply competitive equilibria for a class of linear-quadratic-Gaussian dynamic economies with complete markets. Their book stresses heterogeneity, aggregation, and how a common structure unites what superficially appear to be diverse applications. An appendix describes MATLAB ® programs that apply to the book's calculations
Macroeconomics at the service of public policy by Thomas J Sargent( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume uses state of the art models from the frontier of macroeconomics to answer key questions about how the economy functions and how policy should be conducted. The contributions cover a wide range of issues in macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy. They combine high level mathematics with economic analysis, and highlight the need to update our mathematical toolbox in order to understand the increased complexity of the macroeconomic environment. The volume represents hard evidence of high research intensity in many fields of macroeconomics, and warns against interpreting the scope of macroeconomics too narrowly. The mainstream business cycle analysis, based on dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) modelling of a particular type, has been criticised for its inability to predict or resolve the recent financial crisis. However, macroeconomic research on financial, information, and learning imperfections had not yet made their way into many of the pre-crisis DSGE models because practical econometric versions of those models were mainly designed to fit data periods that did not include financial crises. A major response to the limitations of those older DSGE models is an active research program to bring big financial shocks and various kinds of financial, learning, and labour market frictions into a new generation of DSGE models for guiding policy. The contributors to this book utilise models and modelling assumptions that go beyond particular modelling conventions. By using alternative yet plausible assumptions, they seek to enrich our knowledge and ability to explain macroeconomic phenomena. They contribute to expanding the frontier of macroeconomic knowledge in ways that will prove useful for macroeconomic policy
Uncertainty within economic models by Lars Peter Hansen( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European unemployment dilemma by Lars Ljungqvist( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rational expectations and the theory of economic policy by Thomas J Sargent( Book )

in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teoría macroeconómica by Thomas J Sargent( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and efficiency of separating capital and ordinary government budgets by Marco Bassetto( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We analyze the democratic politics of a rule that separates capital and ordinary account budgets and allows the government to issue debt to finance capital items only. Many national governments followed this rule in the 18th and 19th centuries and most U.S. states do today. This simple 1800s financing rule sometimes provides excellent incentives for majorities to choose an efficient mix of public goods in an economy with a growing population of overlapping generations of long-lived but mortal agents. In a special limiting case with demographics that make Ricardian equivalence prevail, the 1800s rule does nothing to promote efficiency. But when the demographics imply even a moderate departure from Ricardian equivalence, imposing the rule substantially improves the efficiency of democratically chosen allocations. We calibrate some examples to U.S. demographic data. We speculate why in the twentieth century most national governments abandoned the 1800s rule while U.S. state governments have retained it"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Shocks and government beliefs : the rise and fall of American inflation by Thomas J Sargent( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We use a Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm to estimate a model that allows temporary gaps between a true expectational Phillips curve and the monetary authority's approximating non-expectational Phillips curve. A dynamic programming problem implies that the monetary authority's inflation target evolves as its estimated Phillips curve moves. Our estimates attribute the rise and fall of post WWII inflation in the US to an intricate interaction between the monetary authority's beliefs and economic shocks. Shocks in the 1970s altered the monetary authority's estimates and made it misperceive the tradeoff between inflation and unemployment. That caused a sharp rise in inflation in the 1970s. Our estimates say that policymakers updated their beliefs continuously. By the 1980s, their beliefs about the Phillips curve had changed enough to account for Volcker's conquest of US inflation in the early 1980s
The evolving rationality of rational expectations : an assessment of Thomas Sargent's achievements by Esther-Mirjam Sent( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by recent developments in science studies, this book offers an analysis of the recent history of rational expectations economics. In the course of exploring the multiple dimensions of rational expectations analysis, Professor Sent focuses on the work of Thomas Sargent, an instrumental pioneer in the development of this school of thought. The investigation attempts to avoid a Whiggish history that sees Sargent's development as inevitably progressing to better and better economic analysis. Instead, it provides an illustration of what happened to the approach through a contextualization of Sargent's vis-a-vis that of other scholars and ideas. The treatment aims to illuminate some of the shifting negotiations and alliances that characterize the rise and shift of direction in rational expectations economics
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The big problem of small change
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Sargent, T. J

Sargent, T. J. 1943-

Sargent, Th. J. 1943-

Sargent, Thomas 1943-

Sargent, Thomas John 1943-

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Dynamic macroeconomic theoryThe conquest of American inflationBounded rationality in macroeconomicsRobustnessTeoría macroeconómicaThe evolving rationality of rational expectations : an assessment of Thomas Sargent's achievementsResisting Sargent : how a representative agent learned about rational expectations economics