Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/64184
Authors: 
Skott, Peter
Ryoo, Soon
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, University of Massachusetts, Department of Economics 2007-08
Abstract: 
A growing literature suggests that 'financialization' may weaken the performance of non-financial corporations and constrain the growth of aggregate demand. This paper evaluates (some of) the claims that have been made using two alternative approaches (one derived from Skott (1981, 1988, 1989) and one from Lavoie and Godley (2001-2002)) and two different settings (a labor-constrained setting and a dual-economy setting). All models are in a structuralist / post Keynesian tradition and pay explicit attention to financial stock-flow relations. The results are insensitive to the precise specification of household saving behavior but depend critically on the labor market assumptions (labor-constrained vs dual) and the specification of the investment function (Harrodian vs stagnationist).
Subjects: 
financialization
stock-flow consistency
retention rate
external finance
new issue
JEL: 
E12
E21
E44
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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