Capital Theory (inbunden)
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Capital Theory (inbunden)

Capital Theory

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This comprehensive three-volume edition brings together the most important contributions in capital theory, from its classical origins to its modern manifestation in endogenous growth models. The readings examine the recurring controversies, and the two incisive, and sharply contrasting introductions by Bliss and by Cohen and Harcourt provide the reader with context and guidance for making sense of this central, contentious and often difficult literature. These authoritative volumes will be an invaluable source of reference for all of those with an interest in this subject.
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`. . . a book like this one is very welcome and much needed to recall old unsolved debates. . . Capital Theory should be on the shelves of all libraries and should be read particularly by our younger colleagues. . .' -- EAEPE Newsletter `Capital theory has been the most difficult and contentious area in the whole of economics for a long time. That is why it keeps falling out of favour. But no matter how hard they try to bypass its many pitfalls, up-to-date economic theorists and historians of economic thought alike can never quite manage the trick. Bliss, Cohen and Harcourt's collection addresses the topic's intrinsic difficulties head on, but because it is beautifully balanced and thoughtfully organised, it makes the many complexities of capital theory accessible to anyone willing to make the effort to work through it. And that ought to be all of us.' -- David Laidler, University of Western Ontario, Canada

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Edited by Christopher Bliss, Nuffield Professor of International Economics, University of Oxford, UK, Avi J. Cohen, Associate Professor of Economics, York University, Canada and G.C. Harcourt, University of New South Wales, Australia


Contents: Volume I Acknowledgements Introduction: The Theory of Capital: A Personal View Christopher Bliss Introduction: Capital Theory Controversy: Scarcity, Production, Equilibrium and Time Avi J. Cohen and G.C. Harcourt PART I CLASSICAL AND MARXIAN CONCEPTIONS OF CAPITAL 1. K.H. Hennings ([1987] 1990), `Capital as a Factor of Production' 2. David Ricardo (1951), `IV. The Chapter on Value in Edition I' excerpt from `Introduction', excerpt from `On Value' and `On Machinery' 3. Karl Marx ([1891] 1972), `Wage Labour and Capital' 4. Luigi L. Pasinetti (1983), `The Accumulation of Capital' PART II FOUNDATIONS OF NEOCLASSICAL CAPITAL THEORY: IMPATIENCE AND PRODUCTIVITY 5. Nassau William Senior ([1836] 1938), `Instruments of Production' and `Capital' 6. Ian Steedman (1972), `Jevons's Theory of Capital and Interest' 7. Syed Ahmad (1998), `Rae, Boehm-Bawerk, and Fisher on the Supply and Demand of Capital' 8. Eugen von Boehm-Bawerk (1959), `The Problem of Interest', `Final Conclusions' and `Present and Future in Economic Life' 9. John B. Clark (1891), `Distribution as Determined by a Law of Rent' 10. John Bates Clark (1899), `Kinds of Capital and of Capital-Goods' 11. Christopher Bliss (1990), `Alfred Marshall and the Theory of Capital' 12. Knut Wicksell ([1934] 1961), `Capitalistic Production' 13. Knut Wicksell ([1934] 1961), `Real Capital and Interest (continued): A Mathematical Analysis of Dr. Akerman's Problem' 14. Paul A. Samuelson (1967), Excerpts from `Irving Fisher and the Theory of Capital' 15. Joseph A. Schumpeter ([1934] 1983), `Interest on Capital' PART III SOME AUSTRIAN AND NEO-AUSTRIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO CAPITAL THEORY 16. Carl Menger ([1871] 1976), Excerpt from `The Laws Governing the Value of Goods of Higher Order' 17. Frank A. Fetter (1902), `The "Roundabout Process" in the Interest Theory' PART IV EARLY NEOCLASSICAL CAPITAL CONTROVERSIES 18. Thorstein Veblen (1908), `Professor Clark's Economics' 19. Avi J. Cohen (1998), `Frank Knight's Position on Capital and Interest: Foundation of the Knight/Hayek/Kaldor Debate' 20. Ian Steedman (1994), `On The Pure Theory of Capital by F.A. Hayek' 21. Murray Milgate (1979), `On the Origin of the Notion of "Intertemporal Equilibrium"' 22. J. Fred Weston (1951), `Some Perspectives on Capital Theory' Name Index Volume II Acknowledgements Introductions by the editors to all three volumes appear in Volume I PART I CAPITAL IN ONE-COMMODITY NEOCLASSICAL GROWTH MODELS 1. D.G. Champernowne (1945-1946), `A Note on J. v. Neumann's Article on "A Model of Economic Equilibrium"' 2. F.P. Ramsey (1928), `A Mathematical Theory of Saving' 3. Robert M. Solow (1956), `A Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth' PART II VARIATIONS ON SIMPLE NEOCLASSICAL GROWTH MODELS: HETEROGENEOUS CAPITAL GOODS, TWO-SECTOR MODELS AND MORE 4. R. Dorfman, P.A. Samuelson and R.M. Solow (1971), `Efficient Programmes of Capital Accumulation' 5. Robert M. Solow (1963), `The Rate of Return on Investment' 6. W.E.G. Salter (1966), `A Model of the Delay in the Utilisation of New Techniques of Production' 7. F.H. Hahn and R.C.O. Matthews (1964), `Two-sector Models', excerpt from 'The Theory of Economic Growth: A Survey' 8. Milton Friedman (1976), `The Theory of Capital and the Rate of Interest' PART III PRODUCTION FUNCTIONS AND AGGREGATE CAPITAL 9. Charles W. Cobb and Paul H. Douglas (1928), `A Theory of Production' 10. Joan Robinson (1953-1954), `The Production Function and the Theory of Capital' 11. D.G. Champernowne (1953-1954), `The Production Function and the Theory of Capital: A Comment' 12. Robert M. Solow (1955-56), `The Production Function and the Theory of Capital' 13. Franklin M. Fisher (1971), `Aggregate Production Functions and the Explanation of Wages: A Simulation Experiment' PART IV KEYNES AND THE CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL 14. R.F. Kahn (1959), `Exercises in the Analysis of Growth' 15. Colin Rogers (1989), excerpts from `Wicksellian Monetary Theory' PART V SRAFFA AND