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Wolfgang Mühlpfordt - ein Vorgänger von Bortkiewicz? Zu den theoretischen Quellen des sogenannten Transformationsproblems
[Wolfgang Mühlpfordt as an predecessor of Bortkiewicz. Concerning the theoretical thresholds of the so-called "transformation problem"]


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  • Quaas, Friedrun


This article will be a contribution to that discussion from a historical point of view. It is shown that the correct mathematical treatment of the transformation between values and prices can already be found in the works of the unknown German economist Wolfgang Mühlpfordt. His writings appeared more than ten years before Bortkiewicz's famous articles were published. Mühlpfordt has developed an approach that is an anticipation of Bortkiewicz's solution and - in some respect - Sraffa's theory too.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 20348.

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Date of creation: 1991
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:20348

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Keywords: transformation problem of values into production prices; labour value theory; Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz; Wolfgang Mühlpfordt; history of transformation problem;

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  1. Quaas, Friedrun, 1994. "Wolfgang Muhlpfordt and the "Transformation Problem": Some Remarks on Articles by Howard and King and Gilibert," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 18(3), pages 323-26, June.
  2. Quaas, Friedrun & Quaas, Georg, 1996. "Jenseits des Transformationsproblems. Vorläufiges Resümee einer Diskussion zum werttheoretischen Ansatz von F. Helmedag
    [Beyond the transformation problem. Preliminary result of a discussion abou
    ," MPRA Paper 20529, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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