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Shareholder Value Orientation, Distribution And Growth-Short- And Medium-Run Effects In A Kaleckian Model

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  • Eckhard Hein

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We discuss the effects of rising shareholder power on distribution and capital accumulation in a Kaleckian model. In the short run, increasing shareholder power may have either positive ('finance-led'), negative ('normal') or 'intermediate' ('profits without investment') effects on capacity utilization, profits and capital accumulation. In the medium run, the positive ('finance-led') effects may be maintained in a stable regime under very special conditions, whereas the negative ('normal') and the 'intermediate' ('profits without investment') effects turn into disequilibrium processes with falling rates of capital accumulation and rising outside finance-capital ratios. Therefore, this process gives rise to a 'paradox of outside finance'. Copyright � 2009 The Author. Journal compilation � 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 61 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (05)
Pages: 302-332

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  1. Antonio Bianco & Paolo M. Piacentini, 2013. "The sustainability of a creative-finance-led economy," Working papers wpaper07, Financialisation, Economy, Society & Sustainable Development (FESSUD) Project.
  2. Hein, Eckhard, 2011. "Finance-dominated capitalism, re-distribution, household debt and financial fragility in a Kaleckian distribution and growth model," MPRA Paper 34115, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Eckhard Hein, 2009. "‘Financialisation’ in a comparative static, stock-flow consistent post-kaleckian distribution and growth model," EKONOMIAZ, Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government, vol. 72(03), pages 120-139.
  4. Georgios Argitis & Stella Michopoulou, 2011. "Are Full Employment and Social Cohesion Possible Under Financialization?," Forum for Social Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(2), pages 139-155, January.
  5. Hein, Eckhard, 2009. "Financialisation', distribution, capital accumulation and productivity growth in a Post-Kaleckian model," IPE Working Papers 01/2009, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Institute for International Political Economy (IPE).
  6. Shinya Fujita & Hiroaki Sasaki, 2011. "Financialization and its Long-run Macroeconomic Effects in a Kalecki-Minsky Model," Discussion papers e-11-001, Graduate School of Economics Project Center, Kyoto University.
  7. Hiroaki Sasaki & Shinya Fujita, 2010. "The Importance of the Retention Ratio in a Kaleckian Model with Debt Accumulation," Discussion papers e-10-008, Graduate School of Economics Project Center, Kyoto University.
  8. Hein, Eckhard, 2011. "Distribution, 'financialisation' and the financial and economic crisis: Implications for post-crisis economic policies," IPE Working Papers 09/2011, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Institute for International Political Economy (IPE).
  9. Hiroaki Sasaki & Shinya Fujita, 2012. "Income Distribution, Debt Accumulation, and Financial Fragility in a Kaleckian Model with Labor Supply Constraints," Discussion papers e-12-007, Graduate School of Economics Project Center, Kyoto University.
  10. Hein, Eckhard & Truger, Achim, 2010. "Finance-dominated capitalism in crisis: The case for a Global Keynesian New Deal," IPE Working Papers 06/2010, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Institute for International Political Economy (IPE).

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