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A (Post-) Keynesian perspective on "financialisation"

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  • Eckhard Hein

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    (Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) at Hans Boeckler Foundation, Duesseldorf)

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Post-Keynesian demand driven distribution and growth models, based on the notion of distribution conflict between different groups, have been critical regarding the macroeconomic effects of 'financialisation'. In the present paper, firstly, we attempt to identify theoretically and empirically the main channels of influence of 'financialisation' on investment, saving and distribution in order to obtain a precise macroeconomic meaning of 'financialisation' in a distribution and growth context. Secondly, we analyse the effects of 'financialisation' in a simple stock-flow consistent Post-Keynesian/Post-Kaleckian distribution and growth model and we show that with 'normal' parameter constellations 'financialisation' generates systemic instability.

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Paper provided by IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute in its series IMK Studies with number 01-2009.

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Length: 59 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:imk:studie:01-2009

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  1. Hein, Eckhard, 2009. "‘Financialisation’, distribution, capital accumulation and productivity growth in a Post-Kaleckian model," MPRA Paper 18574, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Hein, Eckhard & Schoder, Christian, 2009. "Interest rates, distribution and capital accumulation: A Post-Kaleckian perspective on the US and Germany," IPE Working Papers 04/2009, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Institute for International Political Economy (IPE).
  3. Georgios Argitis & Stella Michopoulou, 2011. "Are Full Employment and Social Cohesion Possible Under Financialization?," Forum for Social Economics, Springer, vol. 40(2), pages 139-155, July.
  4. Jörg Bibow, 2010. "Alternative Strategien der Budgetkonsolidierung in Österreich nach der Rezession," IMK Studies 03-2010, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
  5. Hein, Eckhard & Truger, Achim, 2010. "Finance-dominated capitalism in crisis – the case for a Global Keynesian New Deal," MPRA Paper 21175, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Hein, Eckhard, 2011. "Finance-dominated capitalism, re-distribution, household debt and financial fragility in a Kaleckian distribution and growth model," IPE Working Papers 11/2011, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Institute for International Political Economy (IPE).
  7. 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).

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