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Wage flexibility and economic stability in a non-Walrasian model of economic growth

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In this paper, we set up a model of economic growth which deals with Keynesian unemployment, from non-Walrasian/Keynesian perspectives, investigate the possibility of persistent “growth cycles” generated and analyze the effects of flexibility of (real) wages on the long-run economic stability. Consequently, we reach the conclusion that flexibility of wages has an adverse effect on the macroeconomic stability and that reductions of wages have negative impacts on the attainment of “full-employment.”

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  • Murakami, Hiroki, 2015. "Wage flexibility and economic stability in a non-Walrasian model of economic growth," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 25-41.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:streco:v:32:y:2015:i:c:p:25-41
    DOI: 10.1016/j.strueco.2015.01.002
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    1. MURAKAMI Hiroki, 2016. "Firm Growth by Product Innovation in the Presence of the Product Life Cycle," Discussion papers 16032, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
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    Keywords

    Economic stability; Growth cycles; Non-Walrasian analysis; Wage flexibility;

    JEL classification:

    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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