IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper



  • Marc Lavoie

    (CEPN - Centre d'Economie de l'Université Paris Nord - UP13 - Université Paris 13 - USPC - Université Sorbonne Paris Cité - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Ottawa [Ottawa])

  • Stockhammer Engelbert

    (Kingston University)


The main goal of the book is to go beyond the microeconomic view of wages as a cost that has negative consequences on the economy and to consider the positive macroeconomic dynamics associated with wages as a major component of aggregate demand. Wage growth can generate both demand growth and productivity growth. Insufficient wage growth and, more broadly, the polarization of income distribution have contributed to the economic crisis, and thus this process has to be reversed. What we need is a new growth strategy, which the ILO (2012), in its latest global wage report, has called ‘equitable growth’. This will involve increased domestic consumption, supported by rising Wages.

Suggested Citation

  • Marc Lavoie & Stockhammer Engelbert, 2013. "Introduction," Post-Print hal-01343660, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01343660
    Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server:

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01343660. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (CCSD). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.