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Financial Foundations of Austrian Business Cycle Theory

In: Studies in Austrian Macroeconomics

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  • Nicolás Cachanosky
  • Peter Lewin

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In this paper, we study financial foundations of Austrian business cycle theory (ABCT). By doing this, we (1) clarify ambiguous and controversial concepts like roundaboutness and average period of production, (2) we show that the ABCT has strong financial foundations (consistent with its microeconomic foundations), and (3) we offer examples of how to use the flexibility of this approach to apply ABCT to different contexts and scenarios.

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  • Nicolás Cachanosky & Peter Lewin, 2016. "Financial Foundations of Austrian Business Cycle Theory," Advances in Austrian Economics, in: Steven Horwitz (ed.), Studies in Austrian Macroeconomics, volume 20, pages 15-44, Emerald Publishing Ltd.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:aaeczz:s1529-213420160000020002
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    Keywords

    Macaulay duration; modified duration; Austrian business cycles; average period of production; roundaboutness; economic value added; EVA®; B53; E23; E30;
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    JEL classification:

    • B53 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Austrian
    • E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production
    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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