Kalecki: an anti-Keynesian?

Vol. 16 No. 1 (1996)

Jan-Mar / 1996
Published January 1, 1996
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How to Cite

Paiva, Carlos Águedo Nagel. 1996. “Kalecki: An Anti-Keynesian?”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 16 (1):74-83. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31571996-0895.

Kalecki: an anti-Keynesian?

Carlos Águedo Nagel Paiva
Professor do Departamento de Economia da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia – UFU, Uberlândia/ MG, Brasil. - Doutorando do Instituto de Economia da Unicamp
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 16 No. 1 (1996), Jan-Mar / 1996, Pages 74-83


This article aims to investigate the determinants of the limited diffusion and
theoretical acceptance of Kalecki’s work. In my opinion, the roots of the resistance to
this author comes from the unusual way he combines the theoretical, methodological and
analytical elements in his work. More specifically, it’s necessary to notice that, despite the
theoretical substratum of his work is keynesian, the pattern of investigation and exposition
used by Kalecki is structuralist and comes up against Keynes’ methodological individualism.
This contradiction – the center of Keynes and Kalecki’s usually hard dialogue – also limits
the dialogue with those two other schools our author considered scientific in Economics, the
Marxism and the (neoclassical) Econometrics.

JEL Classification: B22; B31.

Keywords: Kalecki Keynesianism history of economic thought