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The consequences of fiscal stimulus on public debt: a historical perspective

W. D. McCausland and I. Theodossiou.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations. 6969 words.

The current policy agenda of neoclassical macroeconomics, as expressed within conservative political circles in the UK and European Union, is that fiscal contraction is the lever that can...

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Das Human-Kapital: A Theory of the Demise of the Class Structure

Oded Galor and Omer Moav.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic History. 17686 words.

This paper suggests that the demise of the capitalists—workers class structure was a socio-economic transformation orchestrated by the capitalists in reaction to the increasing importance...

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The liquidation of government debt

Carmen M. Reinhart and M. Belen Sbrancia.

in Economic Policy

April 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; International Finance; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance. 17204 words.

High public debt often produces the drama of default and restructuring. But debt is also reduced through financial repression (FR), a tax on bondholders and savers via negative or...

A note on Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Robert Rowthorn.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations. 4053 words.

Thomas Piketty’s Capital documents long-term trends in income and wealth in advanced economies. It also provides a theoretical framework for analysing the past and projecting the future....

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The revenge of the market on the rentiers.

José Gabriel Palma.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Economics; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Economic Development; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; International Finance; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Financial Institutions and Services; Corporate Governance. 19819 words.

Starting from the perspective of heterodox Keynesian–Minskyian–Kindlebergian financial economics, this paper begins by highlighting a number of mechanisms that contributed to the current...

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The Three Horsemen of Riches: Plague, War, and Urbanization in Early Modern Europe

Nico Voigtländer and Hans-Joachim Voth.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Labour and Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 19220 words.

How did Europe escape the “Iron Law of Wages?” We construct a simple Malthusian model with two sectors and multiple steady states, and use it to explain why European per capita incomes and...

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‘Two or three things I know about her’: Europe in the global crisis and heterodox economics

Riccardo Bellofiore.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economics. 8830 words.

Europe is in the middle of an economic and social storm. Although the turmoil since the mid-2008 originated elsewhere, the European dynamics may turn the Great Recession into a full-blown...

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