refine when there are no basic ideas present at all’ (Harrod, 1948, pp. 14. Thus, policy was required to, bring them together. This, study represented ‘a preliminary attempt to give an outline of a “dynamic”, theory’ (Harrod, 1939, p. 254) and ‘a necessary propaedeutic to trade–cycle, In the most simplified case, that of an economic system without Government, intervention and closed to non-residents, this condition, equality between saving and investment decisions. Dalziel, P.C. According to Moreno Brid (1998–99), international credit institutions, impose on developing countries borrowing restrictions based on some index, of their expected ability to repay the foreign loans. Harrod, R.F. 59, 60 and 61). The Elgar Companion to Classical Economics. lay conflicting claims over income shares, distribution between profits and wages depends on the relative power of, workers and firms. been considered alternative (see Moss, 1978, p. 306; Vianello 1986, p. 86; Nell , 1988; Pasinetti, 1988; Pivetti, 1988; Wray, 1988; Abraham–Frois, 1991, pp. 197 and 202). The theoretical framework of endogenous growth models incorporates the tax and expenditure levels as determinants of long-run growth. They assume, moreover, oligopolistic markets and conflicting claims over, . (1988), ‘The Monetary Explanation of Distribution: A Critique, classical tradition one can refer to the analyses proposed by Pasinetti (1960) and by, Samuelson (1978). 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This — 0.1% projected annual growth rate compares to the projected national average of 0.8%. discussed at length in the following decade. This assumption transforms Hicks’, supermultiplier into Harrod’s multiplier. Keynesian theories of growth, trying to derive it from the analyses proposed by the founder of modern growth theory, Roy Harrod. (1991–92), ‘Does Government Activity Invalidate the. This paper examines the future of Keynesian growth theory in terms of its relevance, prospects and likely characteristics. to be used both to stabilise the economy and to achieve higher growth. The British economist, John Maynard Keynes, initiated what we refer to as Keynesian economics in the course of the 1930s in the wake of the Great Depression. Harrod’s analysis of the dynamic adjustment of output following an. Harrod (1973, p. 20) also clarifies that ‘what each person chooses in regard to saving is, governed by various institutional arrangements, which differ from country to country and, from time to time. Evolutionary. They assume, that firms under-utilise their productive capacity and apply mark-up, procedures in determining prices. Secondly, Harrod attempted to express the insights of the General Theory in dynamic form in a series of articles and books commencing in 1939. If the former. Context: a Post Keynesian View’, in J. Deprez and J.T. 55; and Panico, 2001, pp. This description was considered by Harrod (1939, pp. One year later, having read, Harrod took up Keynes‘s call for deeper research into the problems of the ‘credit, cycle’, and over the next few years produced a number of essays on the subject. shows, according to some authors, the fertility of this line of thought. represents the wage workers are prepared to accept; According to equation (13) output (normalised to one) is distributed between, wage and profit recipients. If the rate of interest were higher than [the level that keeps investment going], the, process of accumulation would be interrupted, and the economy would relapse, into a slump. worker and the extent to which technical progress is embodied in capital accumulation. are taken independently of saving decisions and are not generated by them. We must start with some generality however imperfect. Theories of Economic Growth: Critiques and Prospectus’, Nelson, R.R. Post-Keynesian Growth Model by Claudio H. Dos Santos* and Gennaro Zezza** *The Levy Economics Institute **The Levy Economics Institute and University of Cassino, Italy April 2005 We would like to thank Duncan Foley, Wynne Godley, Marc Lavoie, Anwar Shaikh, Peter Skott, and Lance Taylor for commenting on previous versions of this paper. Finally, like, Harrod, Kaldor proposed to use the equilibrium condition of the, commodities’ market to deal with these problems and referred to it either to, determine the growth path of the economy (considering the rate of growth as, unknown and the interest rate, the tax rate and Government expenditure as, achievement of a specific rate of growth (considering one policy parameter –. Consider an economy. producing stabilising effects, which have to be analysed by considering, according to Harrod, that the ‘natural’ rate of growth represents the ‘ceiling’, The second step of the analysis proposed by Harrod (1939) to study the, dynamic behaviour of the economy considered the existence of forces, pushing the ‘warranted’ rate of growth towards the ‘natural’ rate. Chick, V. (1995), ‘Is there a Case for Post Keynesian Economics?’, Ciampalini, A., Vianello F., (2000), ‘Concorrenza, Accumulazione del. While on theoretical grounds the relevance of the, cumulative causation mechanism embodied in the model (63)–(66) cannot be, denied, the empirical evidence seems to show that the simpler formula, described by equation (73) suffices to capture the main ‘stylised facts’, seems to suggest, however, the balance-of-payments constraint approach, does not obscure the peculiar role played by the interaction between. It had jeopardised political stability an, a new political approach and of a new economic theory able to clarify, whether market forces can lead the economy towards full employment or. There is, however, no agreement in the literature on what characterises a, Keynesian investment function and several investment-led growth theories, have been proposed. endogenous degree of capacity utilisation, ; and disregarding the role of the rate of growth of, the model according to the Kaleckian theory of distribution. 26. Cambridge Theorem of the Rate of Profit? (SNIP 2004 = 0.70; Gev13 Imputed AIS = 0.49) In this work we first model the role of demand- and supply-side factors (labour market adjustment, productive efficiency) in explaining economic growth. Under these circumstances, stagnation prevails, unless the rate of profit is. A, (1998, p. 194) this discrepancy could be explained by the neglect of, balance-of-payments constraint, in that period a severe hurdle to Britain’s, growth performance. It moved from the Keynesian ideas that the, economic system does not tend necessarily to full employment and that, aggregate demand may affect the rate of growth of the economy. On the other hand, permanent variations in the interest rate tend to be more effective in causing, similar variations in the rate of profit than in changing the capital–output. of growth described by some specified models and contributions, Keynesian tradition it is only possible to identify several lines of, development, which share the view that the economic system does not tend, necessarily to full employment and that the different components of demand. Of Sir Roy Harrod’s many contributions to economics, two stand out as being of particular importance. For a survey of the subsequent developments of the neo-Keynesian theory, see. 263–7), when the rate of growth differs from, the equilibrium warranted rate, some centrifugal forces operate. and A.P. We introduced the resonance set \(\mathcal{R}_{X}\) for a surface with hyperbolic ends in Chapter 8 Resonances are assumed to be repeated in \(\mathcal{R}_{X}\) according to the multiplicity m(ζ) defined in (8. A man who had not seen Herrn K. for a long time greeted him with: ‘You haven’t changed at all!’ ‘O’ said Herr K. and grew pale. The bank rate. To study what are the, conditions allowing steady growth, we must specify the equilibrium, condition in the commodities’ market, the dynamic equilibrium conditions, between the savings of the two classes and the growth of their wealth, and, the dynamic equilibrium condition between the Government budget and its. We test this hypothesis using annual German data expressed in terms of GDP for the period 1950-2000. Great Depression had posed a new problem to economists and politicians. One of Bert Brecht’s Geschichten vom Herrn K. goes like this. (1936), ‘The General Theory of Employment, Interest and. Thirlwall (1994), McCombie, J.S.L. Government policies necessary to pursue stability and growth. In 1966 Kaldor related the degree of coincidence of the, productive structure to demand to the stage of development reached by a, country. external shock also reflects Keynes’ line of reasoning: account disequilibrium, the gold outflows would cause pressures on interest, rates, thus affecting investment in fixed and working capita. exchange rate devaluations prove, ineffective, the balance of payments adjustment takes place through internal. In order to work it requires that several things simultaneously occur: investors must have confidence in the expansion of the markets; the credit and financial, sectors have to accommodate the needs of trade; the distributive sector has to bring about, price stability. fragile. ): A Keynesian Solution to the “Pasinetti Paradox”’. referred to an inverse relationship between, assumption of decreasing marginal returns was generally accepted. Finally, they tend to cause economic stagnation. Nor can such a treatment be found in other literature of that, time. The first is the traditional one, according to which the community’s decisions to save in conditions of full utilization of resources (defined so as to allow for a normal succession of booms and slumps) will determine the trend of capital accumulation. This paper deals with the influence of different types of government expenditure on growth in a post-Keynesian framework. We shall, never go ahead if we remain in a world of trivialities or fine points. To sum up, the recent studies on Harrod‘s papers clarify that his seminal, work on growth theory and dynamics was conceived as an extension of. Sen (1979, p. 14), for instance, after. The following equations can, ) holds. From this analysis it follows that, along the equilibrium. Then, he focused on, the Government sector and considered how policy can be used to stabilise. The more a country can rely on a large capital goods sector, the, lower will be the elasticity of imports, the highe, stimulating the effect of a given rate of change of exports. as t, objective that the long-term policy has to pursue. From 2000 to 2006 per capita income in North Dakota grew at an average annual rate of 4.7%, compared to 3.5% nationally. Such growth in output is lithe influenced by the rate of monetary expansion. Per capita personal income. In the latter, the supply side plays the decisive role and the article characterizes the properties of this basic growth model. (1986b), ‘Notes on Capacity Utilization, Distribution and, Amadeo, E.J. mainly based on the contributions of Harrod, Kaldor and Thirlwall, point out that the rate of growth of an open economy may be, its trade performance. Following, economy without public sector. in the form of autonomous investment, and the foreign sector. Harrod’s growth model (Harrod, 1939) was a closed economy model, and so was the neoclassical growth model (e.g. In, these Harrod focused on the theoretical basis for – and policy options related to –. growth of sales, which is not necessarily constant. It is the latter difference that the present study will try to highlight, disentangling it from the former. problem and can be compatible with different analytical developments, There are many other ways in which Harrod‘s somewhat incomplete model can be, completed. Pasinetti and A. Roncaglia (eds). Yet Harrod (1939, p. 276) made some reference to the influence of the interest rate on the, of using Ramsey‘s intertemporal approach to on which to base this part of his. 1. Dynamics, Trade and Growth. It finds that its level is among the lowest in the region, notwithstanding Mexico´s rather privileged position in terms of labor productivity. 48–50), to focus on the cyclical, The equation relative to investment, which introduces, according. The overall effect of an increase in the wage rate, . For a detailed analysis of Kaldor’s views on growth and cumulative causation, see Thirlwall, (1987) and Ricoy (1987; 1998). ), Competition: Essays in Honour of Edward Chamberlain. Our demonstration of the inherent instability of the, dynamic equilibrium confirms the importance of this. of Profits)’, in M.C. Panico, C. and N. Salvadori (eds), (1993), Park, M.-S. (2000), ‘Autonomous Demand and the Warranted Rate of, Pasinetti, L.L. This innovative. Download full-text PDF Read full-text. the money interest rates, which affects the rate of profits, as suggested by Sraffa (1960, 34. The model (20)–(23) is similar to that proposed by Marglin (1984a, 1985b) to describe the contributions of Joan Robinson and Kaldor to growth, theory. Abstract. From (36), in fact, Note finally that, when the wage rate exceeds the value, Kaleckian analysis becomes overdetermined. of the economy setting up and intensifying cumulative processes. Kaldor, N. (1955–56), ‘Alternative Theories of Distribution’. According to Kaldor, this can be done through fiscal policy. This is the case of Joan Robinson’s (1962) well-known ‘banana. To empirically estimate the influence of the composition of demand on productivity, Kaldor, (1966) also used an expression, which differs from our equation (4) only in introducing, as, an additional variable, the ratio of investment to output. re evolving through time following complex patterns determined by economic, geographical, institutional and social factors. Consumption, in turn, Granger-causes GDP growth. While Keynes’s approach, which ignored the effect of this increment to the capital stock and concentrated on the effect of investment on the level of income through the multiplier, was adequate for analysis of the short run, it was clearly deficient for the long run. This part, Harrod‘s work was based on his assumptions. Senior Lecturer, University of Western Sydney, Australia. The. Keynes: Activities 1929–1931. 278–9 and 292; 1964, pp. Lavoie, 1992, 1995), inspired by the works of Kalecki and Steindl, developed analyses in which firms are allowed to operate under long-run, under-utilisation of production plants . When for various reasons (, domestic prices, product differentiation leading to small price elasticity of, demand for tradable goods, etc.) 4). 66). C. (1998), ‘Le questioni monetarie negli scritti di Sraffa’. Section 3, 4 and 5 deal with the analyses underlining the influence on growth of three autonomous components of effective demand, coming from the (1981), ‘Demand, Real Wages and Economic Growth’, Samuelson, P.A. Marcuzzo, L.L. A shortcoming of this model is that it cannot endogenously explain according to him, had a higher degree of generality. The state’s population decreased by 6,333 people from 2000 to 2006, and is projected to decrease to 620,777 by 2025. Moreover, he clarified that economies move, through different stages of economic development. These policies serve to doctor the saving, ratio and to provide enough, neither more nor less, to maintain reasonably full, employment and growth in accordance with the growth potential of the economy. Keynes looked forward to a rise in government remuneration and lesser taxes to provoke demand and take the nation’s economy out of the great depression. ‘external’ and ‘internal’ factors underlined by Kaldor in his writings. (1985), ‘Harrod and Keynes: Increasing Returns, the Theory of. See on this point Vianello (1996, p. 114). Thoughts on Marx, Kalecki and Sraffa’, in M. Sebastiani (ed. The analyses presented by Barro and Sala-i-Martin (1995) give the main. (1987), ‘Alternative Closures Again: A Comment on ‘Growth. In, writings these ideas were revised, claiming that it was advisable to rely on, fiscal, rather than on monetary policy, to affect the equilibrium warranted, path of the economy, so as to bring it close to the natural path, and to, conduct fiscal policy by changing the tax rates while keeping Government. They, are characterised by full capacity utilisation of p, and a functional relationship between the rate of capital accumulation and the, inspired by the works of Kalecki (1971) and Steindl (1952). cannot be considered Keynesian (see Marglin, 1984a, p. 533–4 and Kurz, 1991, p. 422). In this case, the gold, outflows would cause ‘real’ effects, and a poor trade performance may. The introduction of a non-linear form for expression (22) could generate multiple, some of them unstable. 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