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Why the structure of capital and the useful lives of its components matter: A test based on a model of Austrian descent

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  • George Bitros, 2008. "Why the structure of capital and the useful lives of its components matter: A test based on a model of Austrian descent," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer;Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, vol. 21(4), pages 301-328, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:revaec:v:21:y:2008:i:4:p:301-328
    DOI: 10.1007/s11138-008-0049-1
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    1. Bitros, George C., 2010. "The Puzzle of the Replacement Ratio in the Context of Renewal Theory," MPRA Paper 19871, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. repec:aeb:wpaper:201603:i:3:y:2016 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Bitros, George C., 2016. "A theory of maintenance expenditures tested on automobile data from Greece," MPRA Paper 70820, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. George C. Bitros, 2018. "Monetary Policy, Market Structure and the Income Shares in the U.S," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 29(2), pages 383-413, April.
    5. George Bitros, 2010. "The theorem of proportionality in contemporary capital theory: An assessment of its conceptual foundations," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer;Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, vol. 23(4), pages 367-401, December.

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    Keywords

    Capital; Investment; Service life; Replacement; Scrapping; Aggregation; E22;

    JEL classification:

    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity

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