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International Competition and Distributive Class Conflict in an Open Economy Kaleckian Model

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  • Hiroaki Sasaki
  • Ryunosuke Sonoda
  • Shinya Fujita

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This paper constructs an open economy Kaleckian model in which the international competition affects the bargaining process between firms and workers, and investigates the effect of such bargaining on macroeconomy. If the real exchange rate has little impact on the trade balance, the economy is stable, whereas if it has a larger impact on the trade balance, the economy is unstable. Moreover, we show that the effect of a change in the bargaining power on aggregate demand depends not only on the demand regimes but also on which agent bears the burden arising from the international price competition.

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  • Hiroaki Sasaki & Ryunosuke Sonoda & Shinya Fujita, 2012. "International Competition and Distributive Class Conflict in an Open Economy Kaleckian Model," Discussion papers e-12-005, Graduate School of Economics Project Center, Kyoto University.
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    Keywords

    Kaleckian model; Open economy; International price competition; Wage bargaining;

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    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General

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