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Connecting social provisioning and functional finance in a post-Keynesian–Institutional analysis of the public sector

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  • Zdravka Todorova

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This paper establishes connections between the frameworks of social provisioning and functional finance, and discusses a post-Keynesian–Institutionalist theory of the public sector that emerges out of these linkages. The concept of social provisioning has emerged out of Institutional economics, and has been further developed by institutional and other heterodox economists. Its potential as a methodological foundation that connects various heterodox approaches has received some growing attention. Such discussions have not referred in an analytical manner to functional finance. On the other hand, the principles of functional finance have been elaborated and developed outside an explicit grounding in a social provisioning framework. The article specifies further the concept of social provisioning and discusses functional finance within such a framework. The framework of functional finance gains a structural and institutional grounding which enables a deeper and more critical conceptualization of the public sector.

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  • Zdravka Todorova, 2013. "Connecting social provisioning and functional finance in a post-Keynesian–Institutional analysis of the public sector," European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, Edward Elgar Publishing, vol. 10(1), pages 61-75.
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    1. Faruk Ülgen, 2015. "Social Provisioning and Financial Regulation: An Institutionalist-Minskyian Agenda for Reform," Journal of Economic Issues, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(2), pages 493-501, April.
    2. Bruno Tinel, 2015. "The embedded state and social provisioning: insights from Norbert Elias," Post-Print halshs-01199416, HAL.
    3. Bruno Tinel, 2015. "The embedded state and social provisioning: insights from Norbert Elias," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-01199416, HAL.
    4. Zdravka Todorova, 2015. "A Veblenian articulation of the monetary theory of production," Working Papers PKWP1501, Post Keynesian Economics Society (PKES).
    5. Charles J. Whalen, 2020. "Post-Keynesian institutionalism: past, present, and future," Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review, Springer, vol. 17(1), pages 71-92, January.

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    Keywords

    social provisioning; functional finance; social classes;

    JEL classification:

    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary; Modern Monetary Theory;
    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General
    • H60 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - General
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism

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