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Topics in Classical Micro- and Macroeconomics: Elements of a Critique of Neoricardian Theory / Edition 1

Topics in Classical Micro- and Macroeconomics: Elements of a Critique of Neoricardian Theory / Edition 1

by Peter FlaschelPeter Flaschel


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This book on Classical micro- and macrodynamics includes revised versions of papers which were written between 1983 and 2000, some jointly with co-authors, and it supplements them with recent work on the issues which are raised and treated in them. It attempts to demonstrate to the reader that themes of Classical economics, in particular in the tradition of Smith, Ricardo and Marx, can be synthesized into a coherent whole, from the perspective of formal model building. This is accomplished by means of mathematical techniques which, on the one hand, provide a consistent accounting framework (labor values and prices of p- duction) as point of reference for Classical micro- and macro-dynamics and which, on the other hand, attempt to apply these accounting schemes – or suitable ext- sions of them – by showing their usefulness as tools of analysis of the implications of technological change (labor values) and as potential tools for understanding the dynamics of market prices and of income distribution around their centers of gravity (production prices and the wage-pro?t curve).

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ISBN-13: 9783642003233
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/17/2009
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 507
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Labor Values: Theory and Measurement.- The So-Called “Transformation Problem” Revisited.- Baseline Approaches to the Labor Theory of Value.- Using Labor Values: Labor Productivity and Technical Change.- Marx After Stone: The Marxian Contribution to the UN’s SNA.- Actual Labor Values in a General Model of Production.- Employment Multipliers and the Measurement of Labor Productivity.- Technology Assumptions and the Energy Requirements of Commodities.- Production Prices and the Standard Commodity. A Critical Reassessment.- In Search of Foundations for a Classical Theory of Competition.- Two Concepts of Basic Commodities for Joint Production Systems.- Some Continuity Properties of a Reformulated Sraffa Model.- The Standard Commodity and the Theory of Income Distribution.- Sraffa’s Standard Commodity: No Fulfillment of Ricardo’s Dream of an ‘Invariable Measure of Value’.- Gravitation or Convergence in Classical Micro-Dynamics.- Dressing the Emperor in a New Dynamic Outfit.- Stability: Independent of Economic Structure? A Prototype Analysis.- Classical and Neoclassical Competitive Adjustment Processes.- Composite Classical and Keynesian Adjustment Processes.- Gravitation or Convergence in Classical Macro-Dynamics.- Some Stability Properties of Goodwin's Growth Cycle Model.- Endogenous Aspirations in a Model of Cyclical Growth.- Partial Cooperation with Capital vs. Solidarity in a Model of Classical Growth.- The Classical Growth Cycle: Reformulation, Simulation and Some Facts.- The Goodwin Distributive Cycle After Fifteen Years of New Observations.- Classical Dynamics in a General Keynes–Wicksell Model.

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