Squaring the Investment Cycle
27 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2011 Last revised: 8 Jun 2014
Date Written: August 18, 2011
The present paper replaces the standard behavioral axioms by structural axioms and applies these to the analysis of the accumulation and decumulation of capital. This yields a coherent view of the interrelations of real and nominal saving–investment, of profit–loss, of money–credit, and of internal–external financing. The main result is that asymmetric growth is indispensable for the viability of the market system. An equilibrium of saving and investment would be rather disadvantageous for the business sector.
Keywords: new framework of concepts, structure-centric, axiom set, symmetric investment cycle, asymmetric investment cycle, ﬂux-reﬂux, real rate of interest, nominal rate of proﬁt, monetary proﬁt, nonmonetary proﬁt, roundaboutness
JEL Classification: E10, E21, E22, E23, E40
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