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Getting Rid Of Rent?


  • Christian Bidard


In order to extend the theory of value and the trade-off property to economic systems with lands, Ricardo reduced their study to that of productive systems without lands by considering the marginal agricultural methods. Sraffa generalised the analysis to prices of production and rejected the notion of order of cultivation. The strategy works sometimes for extensive cultivation, fails in most cases of intensive cultivation, and always when the net product of agriculture is increased by making use of corn saving methods in industry.

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  • Christian Bidard, 2013. "Getting Rid Of Rent?," EconomiX Working Papers 2013-8, University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX.
  • Handle: RePEc:drm:wpaper:2013-8

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    1. Yoann Verger, 2015. "Sraffa and the environment," Working Papers hal-01186009, HAL.

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    Land; rent; Ricardo; Sraffa; trade-off;

    JEL classification:

    • B12 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Classical (includes Adam Smith)
    • B51 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Socialist; Marxian; Sraffian
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • D33 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Factor Income Distribution

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