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On Measuring the Deviation of Prices from Values

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  • Steedman, Ian
  • Tomkins, Judith
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    It has often been found useful to measure in some way the extent to which (with-profit) prices diverge from (zero-profit) values. But it is not satisfactory to employ a measure which varies with the choice of numeraire, for this element of arbitrariness has nothing to do with the central idea of asking how much the direction of the price vector differs from that of the value vector. The authors develop a measure which involves no numeraire and then illustrate its use with data from the United Kingdom, the Irish Republic, and Australia. Copyright 1998 by Oxford University Press.

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    Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Cambridge Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 22 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 3 (May)
    Pages: 379-85

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:cambje:v:22:y:1998:i:3:p:379-85

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    1. Emilio Díaz & Rubén Osuna, 2009. "From correlation to dispersion: geometry of the price-value deviation," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 36(2), pages 427-440, May.
    2. T Mariolis & G Soklis, 2010. "Additive Labour Values and Prices: Evidence from the Supply and Use Tables of the French, German and Greek Economies," Economic Issues Journal Articles, Economic Issues, vol. 15(2), pages 87-107, September.
    3. Mariolis, Theodore & Tsoulfidis, Lefteris, 2010. "Measures of production price-labour value deviation and income distribution in actual economies: theory and empirical evidence," MPRA Paper 43718, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Schefold, Bertram, 2008. "C.E.S. production functions in the light of the Cambridge critique," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 783-797, June.
    5. Andrew Trigg, 2002. "Using Micro Data to Test the Divergence between Prices and Labour Values," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(2), pages 169-186.
    6. Mariolis, Theodore & Tsoulfidis, Lefteris, 2010. "Eigenvalue distribution and the production price-profit rate relationship in linear single-product systems: theory and empirical evidence," MPRA Paper 43716, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Mariolis, Theodore & Rodousakis, Nikolaos & Tsoulfidis, Lefteris, 2006. "The rate of profit in the Greek economy 1988-1997. an input-output analysis," MPRA Paper 35493, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Iliadi, Fotoula & Mariolis, Theodore & Soklis, George & Tsoulfidis, Lefteris, 2012. "Bienenfeld’s approximation of production prices and eigenvalue distribution: some more evidence from five European economies," MPRA Paper 36282, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    9. Mariolis, Theodore, 2003. "Controllability, Observability, Regularity, and the so-called Problem of Transforming Values into Prices of Production," MPRA Paper 24043, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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