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The Two-Sector Von Thünen Original Marginal Productivity Model Of Capital; And Beyond


  • Erkko Etula


This article considers a two-sector model of scalar capital from the perspectives of smoothly differentiable neoclassical technologies and also non-differentiable technologies based on discrete alternative Leontief-Sraffa techniques. The analysis shows that in these Thünen-like scenarios without joint production the real wage and the interest rate are necessarily in an inverse Ricardian tradeoff. This complements the findings of Samuelson and Etula (2006 , Japan and the World Economy, 18, pp. 331-356) and completes the analysis of single homogeneous scalar capital. Copyright © 2008 The Author; Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Erkko Etula, 2008. "The Two-Sector Von Thünen Original Marginal Productivity Model Of Capital; And Beyond," Metroeconomica, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 59(1), pages 85-104, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:metroe:v:59:y:2008:i:1:p:85-104

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    1. Nellinger, Ludwig, 2011. "Zur Herleitung der Thünen'schen Grabsteinformel," Thuenen-Series of Applied Economic Theory 120, University of Rostock, Institute of Economics.
    2. Nellinger, Ludwig, 2009. "Über die Natur und das Wesen des Geldes: Johann Heinrich von Thünens unveröffentlichter Beitrag zur Geldtheorie," Thuenen-Series of Applied Economic Theory 110, University of Rostock, Institute of Economics.
    3. Nellinger Ludwig, 2014. "Literaturbeitrag / Review Book. Über die Natur und das Wesen des Geldes – J. H. von Thünens unveröffentlichtes Manuskript zur Geldtheorie / The Nature and the Essence of Money – J. H. von Thuenen’s un," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 234(1), pages 85-110, February.
    4. Samuelson, Paul A. & Etula, Erkko M., 2006. "Complete work-up of the one-sector scalar-capital theory of interest rate: Third installment auditing Sraffa's never-completed "Critique of Modern Economic Theory"," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 18(3), pages 331-356, August.
    5. Freni, Giuseppe, 2016. "Back to the Sixties: A Note on Multi-Primary-Factor Linear Models with Homogeneous Capital," MPRA Paper 73677, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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