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A neo-Kaleckian - Goodwin model of capitalist economic growth: Monopoly power,managerial pay, labor market conflict, and endogenous technical progress

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  • Thomas I. Palley

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This paper presents a neo-Kaleckian - Goodwin model of growth and distribution. The key innovation is the introduction of managerial pay. Kaleckian monopoly power determines the functional distribution of income and Goodwin labor bargaining power determines wage bill division. The model helps explain slower U.S. growth over the past thirty years. For much of that period the functional distribution of income was relatively constant, but growth slowed because income inequality increased owing to wage bill shift from workers to managers. The wage bill division effect explains why economies can display wage-led and profit-led characteristics. Economies can be profit-led regarding functional income distribution and wage-led regarding wage bill distribution.

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Paper provided by IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute in its series IMK Working Paper with number 105-2012.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:imk:wpaper:105-2012

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Keywords: Neo-Kaleckian growth; Goodwin; managerial pay; unemployment; bargaining;

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  1. Puente-Ajovin, Miguel, 2013. "Distribución Funcional De La Renta: Teorías Y Evidencia Empírica
    [Functional Distribution of Income: Theories and Empirical Evidence]
    ," MPRA Paper 49304, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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