Working Paper, University of Massachusetts, Department of Economics 2010-02
The interaction between income distribution, accumulation, employment and the utilization of capital is central to macroeconomic models in the 'heterodox' tradition. This paper examines the stylized pattern of these variables using US data for the period after 1948. We look at the trends and cycles in individual time series and examine the bivariate cycical patterns among the variables.
growth business cycles aggregate demand instability income distribution utilization rate investment function pricing