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La medición del trabajo abstracto


  • Adolfo García de la Sienra

    (Investigador, CIDE. México, D.F. Mexico.)


According to Aristotle, reciprocity in market exchange must be based upon a proportionality of the labor of the different producers. This is the fact that gives rise to the labor theory of value, which studies precisely those proportions in relation to market prices. The goal of the present paper is to present some results about such relationship in an efficient economic structure, that is to say, in a system of production processes none of which is more efficient than any other. The investigation shall be carried on upon a mathematical model consisting of a convex polyhedric cone that admits heterogeneous labor, joint production and alternative techniques. The main result is a theorem about the existence of a determinate relationship among proportions of labor and prices.

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  • Adolfo García de la Sienra, 1996. "La medición del trabajo abstracto," Economía Mexicana NUEVA ÉPOCA, , vol. 0(1), pages 63-75, January-J.
  • Handle: RePEc:emc:ecomex:v:5:y:1996:i:1:p:63-75

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