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Finance, Investment and Macroeconomic Performance

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  • Georgios Argitis
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    Finance, power and distribution are issues that are largely absent in conventional macroeconomics. This paper outlines the implicit economic process embedded in the neo-classical and new-Keynesian constructions of macroeconomics regarding the finance-investment relation. It then develops a general post-Keynesian framework and argues that finance, power and income distribution are significant determinants of investment and macroeconomic activity.

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    Article provided by European Research Studies Journal in its journal European Research Studies Journal.

    Volume (Year): XI (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1-2 ()
    Pages: 71-88

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    Handle: RePEc:ers:journl:v:xi:y:2008:i:1-2:p:71-88

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    Keywords: Finance; Income Distribution; Investment; Macroeconomic Activity;

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