'Business Cycles,' Turnover and the Rate of Profit: An Empirical Test of Marxian Crisis Theory
The fragmentary nature of Karl Marx's discussion on crisis has led to a long-standing debate regarding causal factors. This paper is a first attempt to show that turnover plays an important role in explaining cyclical movements in the rate of profit. The results of this study show the importance of including a measure of turnover in the rate of profit and lend support to the view that crises result both from a rising organic composition of capital and realization problems.
Volume (Year): 14 (1988)
Issue (Month): 3 (Jul-Sep)
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