Profit Rates, Accumulation, Production and Circulation: The Basic Concepts of the Classical Theory of Value
Cuadernos de Economía, Vol. 25, No. 44, 2006
24 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2007
In systems of industries with simple products and circulating capital without natural resources, developed in the framework of the classical theory of value, profit rates, whether uniform or not, can be interpreted in physical terms, and prices satisfy profitability conditions as well as circulation conditions and are, therefore, prices of reproduction, regardless of where the surplus goes. This article demonstrates how the utilization of the surplus affects the conditions for the existence of equilibrium but not the solution for that equilibrium, which depends only on technique and distribution.
Keywords: accumulation, classical theory, disequilibrium, prices, profit, reproduction
JEL Classification: E11, E30, E32, O41.
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