Louis-Philippe Rochon

Louis-Philippe Rochon is an associate professor of economics at Laurentian University, and founding co-editor of the Review of Keynesian Economics. An unrepentant liberal Keynesian, he is an advocate of full employment policies and a greater redistribution of income.
Unrepentant in his belief that full employment is the only true economic and social goal, Dr. Rochon argues that governments must adopt economic policies that deliver on this promise. This means adopting policies that reduce income and wealth inequality, policies that are growth-oriented, that invest in the future of society, that create good jobs, and that benefit all -- not just the very few. Economics is not the end, but the means by which we realize the fair and just society. Follow Louis-Philippe on Twitter @LPRochon.

Louis-Philippe Rochon
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Aug 12, 2015
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No, Mr. Harper, the economy is not doing fine

Louis-Philippe Rochon
According to Stephen Harper, most of the economy is growing and doing just fine. But the truth is that the Canadian economy is showing signs of severe stress: it's called a recession.
Blog
Jul 16, 2015
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Welcome to a Harper recession

Louis-Philippe Rochon
Canada's current recession would have been avoided had Stephen Harper abandoned austerity in favour of a growth-oriented fiscal expansionary policy. Bottom line: this is a Harper recession.
Blog
Jun 9, 2015
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The slow transformation of the IMF

Louis-Philippe Rochon
The increasingly progressive nature of the International Monetary Fund's analysis represents a definite step forward in the worldwide trend toward rethinking economics.
Blog
Jun 1, 2015
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Is another recession on its way?

Louis-Philippe Rochon
Canada's economy shrank in the first quarter by a whopping 0.6 per cent. Is this the beginning of a new recession?
Blog
May 5, 2015
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The central banker who talked too much

Louis-Philippe Rochon
A central banker that feels the need to defend himself is never a good thing. It leaves the impression of someone who second-guesses himself. Is it time for Stephen Poloz to remain quiet?

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