Unbalanced Growth from a Balanced Perspective


Unbalanced Growth from a Balanced Perspective

9781789907995 Edward Elgar Publishing
The late Carl Chiarella, formerly Professor of Finance and Economics, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Peter Flaschel, Professor Emeritus, Bielefeld University, Reiner Franke, Department of Economics, University of Kiel, Germany, Ricardo Araujo, Adjunct Professor, University of Brasília, Brazil, Matthieu Charpe, International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, Christian R. Proaño, University of Bamberg and Andreas Szczutkowski, Bielefeld University, Germany
Publication Date: December 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 799 5 Extent: c 480 pp
As a whole this book adds the ‘Keynes’-component (K) to the Goodwinian vision of a ‘MKS-System’. It first provides a reconsideration of prominent past approaches towards the formation of Keynesian macrodynamics. Ultimately it aims to integrate Marx's Distributive Cycle and aspects of Schumpeter's reformulation of socialism and democracy theory, with Keynes' macro-theory of a ‘Tripartite Market Hierarchy’. This regards financial markets as being at the top, followed by goods markets which in turn are followed by the weakest element, the labor markets. It is completed by certain repercussions that influence the central causal nexus of these three fundamental macro-markets in the longer-run.

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Synthesising Marx’s, Keynes’s and Schumpeter’s theories on wage-price dynamics, effective demand, real innovations and financial markets into a coherent whole, this book goes significantly beyond a consideration of their work in isolation. It focuses on exploring and analysing Goodwin’s integrated Marx–Keynes–Schumpeter system (MKS), approaching this from a historical perspective.

Chapters start from Harrod’s and Kaldor’s work, reconsidering prominent demand- and supply-side approaches to Keynesian macro-dynamics, supplemented by Goodwin’s distributive cycle. The book presents a baseline MKS-type model, considering the rigorous treatment of uncertainty, opinion dynamics, the movement from flexicurity to social capitalism and democracy, and a high-order MKS macro-model.

The exploration of the MKS model from a historical basis will make this a useful book for macroeconomics and history of economics scholars and students. It will also be helpful for those looking at macrodynamics in more depth.

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‘This impressive research on unleashed capitalism is a heritage of the fruitful long collaboration between Flaschel and the late Chiarella. Through rigorous macrodynamic modelling they explore unbalanced growth as ruthless conflict between capital and labor, and conclude that only some sort of social capitalism can rescue the world from disastrous capitalism or socially vested administrative despotism.’
– Xue-Zhong (Tony) He, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

‘This work represents a culmination of the development of the Bielefeld School of macroeconomic thought, with its lead authors being core members of this approach: Peter Flaschel, Reiner Franke, and the late Carl Chiarella. However, it moves beyond their previous work with the addition of younger authors, and it also brings in chapters written by or about others that link this important approach to other approaches, such as stock-flow consistent models, modern Marxist models, and distinctive neoclassical models. This allows for the role of this innovative and distinctive school of thought to be seen in both its most up-to-date form as well as in its relation to other innovative approaches to macroeconomic thought.’
– J. Barkley Rosser Jr., James Madison University, USA

‘A tour d’horizon of recent research on complex macroeconomic dynamic systems in the Keynesian tradition. Its 16 chapters (with two invited ones) cover a variety of recent developments, from the seminal Keynes–Metzler–Goodwin synthesis of various traditional sources of endogenous fluctuations to profit-rate cycles of the classical and Marxian type, to the inclusion of Schumpeterian innovation, Minskyan financial fragility and explicit animal spirit dynamics in the form of sentiment processes based upon social influences.’
– Thomas Lux, University of Kiel, Germany
Contents: 1. After the GT: Synthesizing Harrod’s Knife-Edge Growth and Kaldor’s Model of the Trade Cycle Part I Output Expansion, Inflation and Fluctuating Growth from a Supply-Side Angle 2. Keynes-Wicksell-Goodwin Monetary Growth and the Cascade of Stable Matrices Method 3. Output Expansion, Effective Demand and the Conflict about Income Distribution 4. Effective Demand and Real Wage Barriers as Causes of Chronic Inflation 5. The Dynamics of Liquidity / Profit-Rate Cycles With Helmar Nunes Moreira 6. Being Keynesian in the Short Term and Classical in the Long Term. The Traverse to Classical Long-Term Equilibrium Gérard Duménil and Dominique Lévy Part II Firms, Debt and Income Distribution from a Demand-Side Angle 7. Keynes-Metzler-Goodwin (KMG) Model Building. A Baseline Approach to Keynesian Disequilibrium Growth 8. Stock-Flow Consistent Kaleckian Models of Monetary Growth 9. Firms, Asset Markets and Income Distribution: Lance Taylor’s Structuralist Approach With Daniele Tavani 10. Aggregate Demand in Classical-Marxian Growth Models Amitava Dutt 11. A Baseline Model of the Goodwin Marx-Keynes-Schumpeter System Part III The Road Ahead: MKS-type Socio-economic Structures of Capital Accumulation 12. 21th century ‘Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy’ from the historical perspective With Hans-Heinrich Nolte 13. Credit-Driven Investment, Finance and Dual Labor Markets in High-Order Macrodynamics of the MKS type 14. Savings under Uncertainty. A General Model 15. Inflation, Exchange Rate and Opinion Dynamics in a Symmetric Two-Country Framework 16. Harrod/Kaldor-Like Interactions of the Wage/Price-Spiral with Capital Accumulation: Wage-led Marxian Distributive Cycles Index

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