Classical Dynamics of Disequilibrium

Posted: 16 Jun 2008

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Carlo Benetti

Université Paris Ouest - Nanterre, La Défense - EconomiX

Christian Bidard

Université Paris X Nanterre

Edith Klimovsky

Metropolitan Autonomous University

Date Written: January 2007


This paper studies the dynamics of a disequilibrium model of classical inspiration from a non-gravitational perspective. In each sector, capitalists decide on rates of accumulation that are revised if the desired rates are not feasible. The dynamics differ according to the hypotheses retained (cyclical growth interspersed by crises, convergence towards a stationary state or towards a regular but sluggish growth). These results are compared with those of the classical and Keynesian theories.

Keywords: Accumulation, Crisis, Disequilibrium, Dynamics, Reproduction, Classical theory

JEL Classification: E11, E30, E32, O41

Suggested Citation

Benetti, Carlo and Bidard, Christian and Klimosvsky, Edith Alicia, Classical Dynamics of Disequilibrium (January 2007). Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 41-54, 2007, Available at SSRN: or

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