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A Supermultiplier Stock-Flow Consistent model: the return of the paradoxes of thrift and costs in the long run?

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  • Brochier, Lidia
  • Macedo e Silva, Antonio Carlos

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Supermultiplier models have been recently brought to the post-Keynesian debate. Yet these models still rely on quite simple economic assumptions, being mostly ow models which omit the �nancial determinants of autonomous expenditures. Since the output growth rate converges in the long run to the exogenously given growth rate of \non-capacity creating" autonomous expenditure and the utilization rate moves towards the normal utilization rate, the paradoxes of thrift and costs remain valid only as level e�ects (average growth rates). This paper investigates whether the core conclusions of supermultiplier models hold in a more complex economic framework, described by means of a supermultiplier SFC model, in which private business investment is assumed to be completely induced by income while the autonomous expenditure component - in this case consumption out of wealth - becomes endogenous. The results of the numerical simulation experiments suggest that the paradox of thrift can remain valid in terms of growth e�ects and that a lower pro�t share can also be associated to a higher accumulation rate, though with a lower pro�t rate.

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  • Brochier, Lidia & Macedo e Silva, Antonio Carlos, 2017. "A Supermultiplier Stock-Flow Consistent model: the return of the paradoxes of thrift and costs in the long run?," MPRA Paper 92673, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Supermultiplier; SFC model; autonomous expenditures; paradoxes of thrift and costs; growth theories.;

    JEL classification:

    • B59 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Other
    • E11 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Marxian; Sraffian; Kaleckian
    • E12 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Keynes; Keynesian; Post-Keynesian; Modern Monetary Theory
    • E25 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Aggregate Factor Income Distribution
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

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