Publishers: Springer, Switzerland, 2020. 277 pages
by ÓscarDejuán (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
To be honest, I have read Heterodox Challenges in Economics starting from the end. I was looking forward to the English adaptation of Sei Lezioni di Economia (2019) to understand why Italian left-wing economists are so critical of the European Monetary Union (EMU). Cesaratto’s opinion was especially of interest to me because our intellectual backgrounds have some common roots. So, I decided to start with chapters 6 and 7 that examine the failure of the Italian economy after the EMU. The emphasis he lays on monetary and international issues led me to chapter 5. And this to chapters 2, 3, and 4, where he explores the theoretical foundations of the role of money and monetary policies.