Immiserizing growth in a closed economy

Kala Krishna, Cemile Yavas

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We develop a model with three key features: a factor market distortion, monopoly power in the product market and indivisibilities in consumption. In this setting, multiple equilibria arise, one with high and the other with low equilibrium wages, incomes and output. It is also shown that even in a closed economy, growth may be immiserizing and, finally, that redistribution could be a "rich man's game".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-158
Number of pages16
JournalScandinavian Journal of Economics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics


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