Found 2 article(s) for author 'Stephen Marglin'

Wages, Prices, and Employment in a Keynesian Long Run

Wages, Prices, and Employment in a Keynesian Long Run.¬†Stephen Marglin, 2017, Paper, “The central question this paper addresses is the same one I explored in my joint work with Amit Bhaduri 25 years ago: under what circumstances are high wages good for employment? I extend our 1990 argument in three directions. First, instead of mark-up pricing, I model labor and product markets separately. The labor supply to the capitalist sector of the economy is assumed √É la Lewis to be unlimited. Consequently the wage cannot be determined endogenously but is fixed by an extended notion of subsistence based on Smith, Ricardo, and Marx. For tractability the product market is assumed to be perfectly competitive. The second innovation is to show how disequilibrium adjustment resolves the overdetermination inherent in the model.Link

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Unpacking the Multiplier: Making Sense of Recent Assessments of Fiscal Stimulus Policy

Unpacking the Multiplier: Making Sense of Recent Assessments of Fiscal Stimulus Policy. Stephen Marglin, September 2013, Paper. “In what follows, we will shed some light on meaning of empirical estimates of the multiplier and their proper use. On the general level, we will undertake a critique of the multiplier, explaining the role that various assumptions play in the three leading methodologies for calculating multiplier values. We find that two types of assumptions are crucial: “counterfactual assumptions” that specify the baseline against which the impact of the stimulus is judged…” May require purchase or user account. Link verified August 21, 2014

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