Hein, Eckhard (2011): Finance-dominated capitalism, re-distribution, household debt and financial fragility in a Kaleckian distribution and growth model.
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In a Kaleckian distribution and growth model with workers’ debt we examine the short- and long-run effects of three stylized facts of ‘finance-dominated capitalism’: a fall in animal spirits of the firm sector with respect to real investment in capital stock, re-distribution of income at the expense of the wage share, and increasing lending of rentiers to workers for consumption purposes. In particular, we specify the conditions for long-run stability of the workers’ debt-capital ratio. We thus identify the threshold for this ratio to turn unstable causing increasing financial fragility and finally financial crisis due to systemic stock-flow or stock-stock dynamics.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Finance-dominated capitalism, re-distribution, household debt and financial fragility in a Kaleckian distribution and growth model|
|Keywords:||Finance-dominated capitalism, distribution, household debt, financial fragility, growth, Kaleckian model|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E25 - Aggregate Factor Income Distribution
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E1 - General Aggregative Models > E12 - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O41 - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E22 - Capital; Investment; Capacity
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E21 - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
|Depositing User:||Eckhard Hein|
|Date Deposited:||14. Oct 2011 22:18|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 12:33|
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