The relation between Keynesian monetary theory and demand-led growth: a Sraffian exploration
  • 1 DEPS, University of Siena, Italy

This article integrates the Sraffian approach to demand-led growth theory with insights from Keynes’s concept of finance and from the monetary circuit approach. The paper’s first contribution is the extension of Garegnani’s interpretation of Keynes’s General Theory’s originality and limitations to Keynes’s 1937–1938 papers on ‘finance.’ In both cases, it is a question of freeing Keynes from the ties of Marginalist theory. Second, the paper identifies a complementarity between the Keynesian concept of finance, some insights from the monetary circuit, and the role attributed by the Sraffian take of demand-led growth to the autonomous components of demand, which are also Kalecki’s external markets. Finally, the authors propose a subsidiary role for the liquidity-preference theory in the context of the determination of the structure of interest rates, given the short-term base rate set by monetary authorities.

Contributor Notes

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Purchase

Pay to Access Content (PDF download and unlimited online access)

Other access options

Redeem Token

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institutional Access

Personal login

Log in with your Elgar Online account

Login with you Elgar account