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The spirit of capitalism, social status, money, and accumulation

  • Heng-fu Zou

This paper demonstrates the unambiguous existence of the Tobin portfolio-shift effect in the wealth-is-status and the spirit-of-capitalism models of growth. Namely, higher inflation leads to higher capital stock in the long run, and inflation increases the endogenous-growth rate of the economy.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Economics Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie.

Volume (Year): 68 (1998)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
Pages: 219-233

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