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An Inquiry Into the Causes and Nature of Walras' Theory of Tatonnement

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  • stephane verani

    (The University of Western Australia)

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In this short note, a broad analysis of the tatonnement in Leon Walras theory of General Equilibrium is conducted. The possible origin of the tatonnement in Walras's theory and the basic mechanics of this process are discussed. Using modern and conflicting interpretations of the Edgeworth-­Walras debate it is shown that the tatonnement process is not part of a dynamic model.

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  • stephane verani, 2005. "An Inquiry Into the Causes and Nature of Walras' Theory of Tatonnement," Economic History 0504001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpeh:0504001
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    1. Roberto Marchionatti, 2007. "On the application of mathematics to political economy'. The Edgeworth--Walras--Bortkievicz controversy, 1889--1891," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 31(2), pages 291-307, March.
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    Leon Walras; tatonnement process; Edgeworth-­Walras debate;

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