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Growth, instability and cycles: Harrodian and Kaleckian models of accumulation and income distribution

  • Peter Skott

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    (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

This paper compares Kaleckian and Harrodian models of accumulation. The sim- plicity of the canonical Kaleckian model is appealing but more complex Harrodian specifications are preferable from a behavioral perspective. The local instability of Harrodian-inspired specifications, moreover, offers a unified understanding of both trend and cycles. JEL Categories: E12, E32, O41

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Paper provided by University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Economics in its series UMASS Amherst Economics Working Papers with number 2008-12.

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