Rent and Profit in the Wealth of Nations
AbstractThis paper draws attention to two relatively neglected features of Adam Smith's analysis of rent and profit. First, he assumed that all land is used for something and that there are many agricultural products. There is no zero rent margin in David Ricardo's sense but the decision to invest in improving unimproved land plays a rather similar role to Ricardo's margin. Second, Smith always assumed an open economy. If these are given full weight, his theory makes a good deal more sense than is often supposed. Copyright 1995 by Scottish Economic Society.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Scottish Economic Society in its journal Scottish Journal of Political Economy.
Volume (Year): 42 (1995)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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