Neo-Ricardian Theory

With Applications to Some Current Economic Problems

  • Bertil Näslund
  • Bo Sellstedt

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 156)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VI
  2. Theory and Debate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bertil Näslund, Bo Sellstedt
      Pages 3-8
    3. Bertil Näslund, Bo Sellstedt
      Pages 9-32
    4. Bertil Näslund, Bo Sellstedt
      Pages 33-57
    5. Bertil Näslund, Bo Sellstedt
      Pages 59-75
    6. Bertil Näslund, Bo Sellstedt
      Pages 77-92
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Bertil Näslund, Bo Sellstedt
      Pages 95-97
    3. Bertil Näslund, Bo Sellstedt
      Pages 99-110
    4. Bertil Näslund, Bo Sellstedt
      Pages 111-123
    5. Bertil Näslund, Bo Sellstedt
      Pages 125-144
    6. Bertil Näslund, Bo Sellstedt
      Pages 145-155
    7. Bertil Näslund, Bo Sellstedt
      Pages 157-160
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 161-169

About this book

Introduction

During the last fifteen years certain very fundamental aspects of economic theory have been very actively debated. The debate has often been called the Cambridge controversy, since the main parti­ cipants in the debate come from Cambridge, USA and Cambridge, Eng­ land. In this debate certain important foundations of economic theory have been criticized which are specifically important for understand­ ing price formation and income distribution. An important starting point has been Sraffa's extensions of Ricardo's theory and one has therefore sometimes called those neo-Ricardians, who have based themselves on Sraffa's work. We shall deal with some important issues that have been debated, and we shall try to describe a rather complete theoretical construction which will be an alternative to neo-classical theory. A special problem relates to the title of the book and classification of authocs to whom we refer. Perhaps post-Keynesian would sometimes be a better label than neo-Ricardian. We have used the latter name for the book due to its large emphasis on Sraffa's work. To understand the main parts of the book only basic algebra and calculus are necessary.

Keywords

Keynes Marx algebra calculus function

Authors and affiliations

  • Bertil Näslund
    • 1
  • Bo Sellstedt
    • 2
  1. 1.Stockholm School of EconomicsStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-46373-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-08763-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46373-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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