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Finance and reproduction : Rudolf Hilferding’s crisis theory

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Beside an analysis of bank credit and financial markets, of monopoly capitalism, he role of the state and imperialism, Hilferding’s Finance Capital offers a theory of economic crisis which presents itself as an intent to incorporate the movements of profit rates and relative prices, and the financial conditions of accumulation, to the analysis of capital reproduction. Crisis emerge from an excess rate of gross investment, leading to an impossibility to finance the rising cost of fixed capital. Hilferding’s theory has thus an “Austrian” flavour, even if his monetary analysis is closer from Keynes than from Hayek. And remains a point of departure for a post-marxian theory of crisis

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  • Christian TUTIN, 2006. "Finance and reproduction : Rudolf Hilferding’s crisis theory," Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy, L'Harmattan, issue 51, pages 217-239.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpo:journl:y:2006:i:51:p:217-239
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    • B14 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Socialist; Marxist
    • B25 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary; Austrian; Stockholm School
    • E11 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Marxian; Sraffian; Kaleckian
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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