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The Pure Theory of Capital

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  • White, Lawrence H.

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  • Hayek, F. A.
  • Caldwell, Bruce

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The Pure Theory of Capital , F. A. Hayek’s long-overlooked, little-understood volume, was his most detailed work in economic theory. Originally published in 1941 when fashionable economic thought had shifted to John Maynard Keynes, Hayek’s manifesto of capital theory is now available again for today’s students and economists to discover. With a new introduction by Hayek expert Lawrence H. White, who firmly situates the book not only in historical and theoretical context but within Hayek’s own life and his struggle to complete the manuscript, this edition commemorates the celebrated scholar’s last major work in economics. Offering a detailed account of the equilibrium relationships between inputs and outputs in an economy, Hayek’s stated objective was to make capital theory—which had previously been devoted almost entirely to the explanation of interest rates—“useful for the analysis of the monetary phenomena of the real world.” His ambitious goal was nothing less than to develop a capital theory that could be fully integrated into the business cycle theory.

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  • Hayek, F. A. & Caldwell, Bruce, 2007. "The Pure Theory of Capital," University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press, number 9780226320991 edited by White, Lawrence H., Febrero.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:bkecon:9780226320991
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    1. Lawrence H. White, 2015. "Skepticism About Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis: A Comment on Flanders," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 12(1), pages 106-113, January.
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    3. Avi Cohen, 2006. "The Kaldor/Knight controversy: Is capital a distinct and quantifiable factor of production?," The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(1), pages 141-161.
    4. van den Hauwe, Ludwig, 2006. "The Uneasy Case for Fractional-Reserve Free Banking," MPRA Paper 120, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Krzysztof Marecki & Agnieszka Wójcik-Czerniawska, 2020. "Cryptocurrency Market Of Bitcoin And Payment Acceptability In E-Commerce," Economy & Business Journal, International Scientific Publications, Bulgaria, vol. 14(1), pages 257-267.
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