© 1986

A Neo-Classical Theory of Distribution and Wealth


Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 262)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-v
  2. Hans Ulrich Buhl
    Pages 1-3
  3. Hans Ulrich Buhl
    Pages 4-18
  4. Hans Ulrich Buhl
    Pages 19-118
  5. Hans Ulrich Buhl
    Pages 126-129
  6. Hans Ulrich Buhl
    Pages 130-139
  7. Hans Ulrich Buhl
    Pages 140-146
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 147-149

About this book


The distribution of capital and income in general and its re­ lation to wealth and economic growth in particular have attrac­ ted economists' interest for a long time already. Especially the, at least partially, conflicting nature of the two politi­ cal objectives, namely to obtain substantially large economic growth and a "just" income distribution at the same time, has caused the topic to become a subject of political discussions. As a result of these discussions, numerous models of workers' participation in the profits of growing economies have been developed. To a minor extent and with quite diverse success, some have been implemented in practice. It is far beyond the scope of this work to outline all these approaches from the past centuries and, in particular, the past decades. In economic theory many authors, for instance Kaldor [1955], Krelle [1968], [1983], Pasinetti [1962], Samuelson and Modigli­ ani [1966], to name but a few, have analyzed the long-term eco­ nomic implications of workers' saving and investment. While most of this extensive literature is highly interesting, it suffers from the fact that it does not explicitly consider either workers' or capitalists' objectives and thus neglects their impacts on economic growth. Thus, in the framework of a neo-classical model, these objectives and their impacts will be emphasized here.


economic growth economic theory growth income distribution

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Wirtschaftstheorie und Operations ResearchUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruhe 1Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Neo-Classical Theory of Distribution and Wealth
  • Authors Hans U. Buhl
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-16062-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-46568-0
  • Series ISSN 0075-8442
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 146
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economics, general
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