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Mathematical Economics and the Dynamics of Capitalism

Goodwin's Legacy Continued, 1st Edition

Edited by Peter Flaschel, Michael Landesmann


302 pages | 70 B/W Illus.

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Richard Goodwin was a pioneer in the use of mathematical tools to understand the dynamics of capitalist economies. This book contains contributions which focus on the rigorous extension of Goodwin’s modelling of macro-dynamics and the micro-structures underlying them, and also research with a wider perspective related to Goodwin’s vision of an integrated Marx-Keynes-Schumpeter (M-K-S) system of the dynamics of capitalist economies.

The variety of approaches in this book range from detailed business cycle analyses to Schumpeterian processes of creative destruction. They include

  • thorough theoretical analysis of delayed dynamical systems.
  • empirical studies of Goodwin’s classical growth cycle model and the integration of Keynesian aspects of effective demand and of financial mechanisms that impact the real macro-economy.
  • micro-economic structural analysis.
  • expectations driven aspects of micro-founded business cycle modelling

Table of Contents

Introduction, Part 1. Nonlinear Macrodynamics: Theory, 1. Coexistence of Multiple Business Cycles in Goodwin's 1951 Model, 2. An Encompassing Theory of Macroeconomic Growth and Fluctuation, 3. Kaleckian Investment and Employment Cycles in Post-war Industrialized Economies, 4. A Goodwin-Cycle with Changing Regimes of Industrial Relations, 5. Varieties of Capitalism: The Flexicurity Model, 6. Goodwin Cycles and the U.S. Economy, 1948-2004, Part 2. Nonlinear Macrodynamics: Empirical Analysis, 7. The Classical Growth Cycle after fifteen years of new observations, 8. Debt-Equity Cycles in the 20th Century: Empirical Evidence and a Dynamic Keynesian Model, 9. Monetary Policy Rules in Small Open Economies: A Keynesian Perspective, 10. Semi-Structural Keynes-Goodwin Modelling: Elaboration and Calibration of a Baseline Theoretical Framework, Part 3. Multisectoral and Microfounded Approaches, 11. Decomposition Methods for Analyzing Intra-regional and Inter-regional Income Distribution, 12. Computational Explorations of Vertically Coupled Markets, 13. Microfounded Animal Spirits and Goodwinian Income Distribution Dynamics, 14. Goodwin's Structural Economic Dynamics in the Context of Globalisation

About the Editors

Peter Flaschel is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Business Administration, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

Michael Landesmann is Scientific Director of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies and Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Microeconomics