Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/140625
Authors: 
Hein, Eckhard
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Institute for International Political Economy Berlin 68/2016
Abstract: 
This paper is linked to some recent attempts at including a non-capacity creating autonomous expenditure category as the driver and determinant of growth into Kaleckian distribution and growth models. Whereas previous contributions have focussed on taming Harrodian instability, generated by the deviation of the goods market equilibrium rate of capacity utilisation from a normal or target rate of utilisation, we rather focus on the so far neglected issues of deficit, debt and distribution dynamics in such models. For this purpose we treat the growth of government expenditures on goods and services, financed by credit creation, as the exogenous growth rate driving the system. We examine the medium-run convergence of the system towards such a growth rate, analyse the related long-run debt dynamics and deal with stability and income distribution issues. Finally we touch upon the economic and, in particular, fiscal policy implications of our model results.
Subjects: 
government deficits and debt
public expenditure growth
Kaleckian distribution and growth model
JEL: 
E11
E12
E25
E62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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