Misunderstanding Classical Economics: The Sraffian Interpretation of the Surplus Approach
In the last decade or so, disciples of Piero Sraffa have propagated a particular interpretation of classical economics, according to which the classical economists focussed on the 'core' of their analysis on the determination of relative prices in long-run equilibrium, taking as given the volume of output, its commodity composition, the technology of every industry, and real wages; everything else in classical economics is said to belong to the periphery and follows from the analysis at the core.
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Volume (Year): 31 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 (Summer)
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