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The Profit-Investment-Unemployment Nexus And Capacity Utilization In A Stock-Flow Consistent Model

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This paper studies under which conditions the share of profit in value-added, financial constraints on investment and capital shortage may foster unemployment and may limit the growth of capital and/or the growth of aggregate demand, in a stock-flow consistent model. The efficiency of demand-side versus supply-side economic policies (decrease of the real interest rate and/or of the real wage, increase of the leverage ceiling constraint) depends on capital shortage and credit rationing, which are not necessarily simultaneous due to the effects of investment on aggregate demand and supply. Copyright © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Jean-Bernard Chatelain, 2010. "The Profit-Investment-Unemployment Nexus And Capacity Utilization In A Stock-Flow Consistent Model," Metroeconomica, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 61(3), pages 454-472, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:metroe:v:61:y:2010:i:3:p:454-472
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    1. Naqvi, Syed Ali Asjad, 2015. "Modeling Growth, Distribution, and the Environment in a Stock-Flow Consistent Framework," Ecological Economic Papers 4468, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.
    2. Eugenio Caverzasi & Antoine Godin, 2013. "Stock-flow Consistent Modeling through the Ages," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_745, Levy Economics Institute.
    3. Antoine Godin, 2012. "Guaranteed Green Jobs: Sustainable Full Employment," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_722, Levy Economics Institute.

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