Mark-up pricing, sectoral dynamics, and the traverse process in a two-sector Kaleckian economy*

Shinya Fujita
2018 Cambridge Journal of Economics  
Kaleckian models, which study the relation between functional income distribution and demand formation, have focused on how macro-level distribution affects macro-level performance. In the real economy, however, labour-management negotiations are held at the industry level and thus the relation between sectoral distribution and sectoral/macroeconomic performance should be considered. This study presents a two-sector Kaleckian model with intermediate inputs and investigates how a distributive
more » ... w a distributive change in one sector affects sectoral/macroeconomic capacity utilization and capital accumulation. The results of the presented comparative static analysis and traverse analysis demonstrate that one sector's change in the mark-up rate shifts each sector's rate of capacity utilization in the opposite direction, while the impact of one sector's change in the mark-up rate on performance differs by sector. The analyses also demonstrate that the effect of a change in the mark-up rate on capital accumulation depends on the firm's animal spirits.
doi:10.1093/cje/bey024 fatcat:a6pnjjwhsbggnbk3erewvvn3hu