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La demanda agregada y la distribución del ingreso: Un estudio a partir de los modelos de crecimiento kaleckianos
[Aggregate Demand and Income Distribution: A Kaleckian Growth Model Approach]

  • Loaiza Quintero, O.L.

The aim of this paper is to study the mechanisms through which aggregate demand and income distribution affect the rate of growth, in a post-keynesian framework rooted in the works of Michal Kalecki. Thus, this paper addresses some issues that are put aside by neoclassical theory, which focuses on supply side phenomena to explain growth. The Say’s law refusal implied by the framework employed allows to determine the influence that demand exerts on economic growth, which also depends upon the sensibility of saving and investment decisions to changes in the income shares of workers and capitalists.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 42667.

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Date of creation: 03 May 2011
Date of revision: 01 Apr 2011
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:42667
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