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Distribution, Inflation, and Public Industrial Enterprises, by Cihan Bilginsoy (Sept. 1991)

A Kaleckian model, featuring the complementarity of the public and private sectors and administered pricing of public-sector products, is developed to examine the impact of public enterprises on income distribution between the state, capital, and labor. Public-sector mark-up and relative size affect the macroeconomy via both supply (private-sector good price) and demand (public and private savings, monetary expansion), and the short- and medium-term distributional effects may be contradictory. Public-sector price subsidy schemes and the cyclical properties of the private mark-up determine the direction and magnitude of these effects.

Published: Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Summer 1994; 16(4): 563-88.

Working Paper (4.5 MB, PDF)