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The Capitalist Spirit and Endogenous Growth

Kumar, Ronald R. and Stauvermann, P.J. and Wernitz, Frank (2022) The Capitalist Spirit and Endogenous Growth. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 15 (1). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1911-8066

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The aim of the study is to investigate the influence of the capitalist spirit in conjunction with the distribution of income on economic growth. The capitalist spirit is represented by the fact that savings rates increase with increasing relative income. We extend an endogenous AK growth model in an overlapping generational framework by implementing imperfect competition and Cournot competition. Using this model, we investigate the influence of profits on the intra- and inter-generational distributions of income and economic growth. While increasing incomes lead to a more unequal intra-generational distribution and to a redistribution of income from the old to the young generation, the impact on economic growth is in general ambiguous, although under specific assumptions it becomes positive. Furthermore, the model shows that increasing market power of firms is associated with declining labor and capital shares, declining interest rates, and an increased wealth-to-income ratio.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: School of Accounting, Finance and Economics (SAFE)
Depositing User: Ronald Kumar
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2022 22:59
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2022 22:59

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