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On Prices in Myrdal's Monetary Theory

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  • Alexander Tobon

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The aim of this paper is to show how Myrdal monetary theory can contribute to the study of the behaviour of prices in disequilibrium. The analysis explains the existence of a cumulative process based on the capacity of the entrepreneur to anticipate price variations. The variation in prices explains the persistence of the cumulative process. This, we argue, represents an opposite view of the one contained in Wicksell's theory. Myrdal's theory leads to the rejection of the quantity theory of money based on Wicksell's approach. This comes as a surprising result knowing Wicksell believed his results confirmed this theory.

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  • Alexander Tobon, 2006. "On Prices in Myrdal's Monetary Theory," Post-Print halshs-00108158, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00108158
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    1. Laidler,David, 1999. "Fabricating the Keynesian Revolution," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521641739.
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    1. Alexander Tobon & Nicolas Barbaroux, 2015. "Credit and Prices in Woodford's New Neoclassical Synthesis," Economic Thought, World Economics Association, vol. 4(1), pages 21-46, March.

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    Myrdal; monetary equilibrium; cumulative process; prices; profit;

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