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The Labour Theory of Value: A Marginal Analysis


  • Hagendorf, Klaus


The difficulties of the classical and Marxian labour theory of value are overcome when labour is measured in terms of marginal labour value. Marginal labour value is the inverse of the marginal productivity of labour. Relative prices are equal to the ratio of marginal labour values. This article presents the marginal approach to the labour theory of value.

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  • Hagendorf, Klaus, 2008. "The Labour Theory of Value: A Marginal Analysis," MPRA Paper 10202, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10202

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    Exploitation; Labour Theory of Value; Marginal Analysis; Marxism;

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    • D0 - Microeconomics - - General
    • B51 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Socialist; Marxian; Sraffian
    • D46 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Value Theory
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity

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