How to Get Rid of Supply-Demand-Equilibrium

24 Pages Posted: 11 May 2013 Last revised: 1 Apr 2015

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Egmont Kakarot-Handtke

University of Stuttgart - Institute of Economics and Law

Date Written: May 10, 2013


This paper provides a substantial reconceptualization of the serial clearing of the product market on the basis of structural axioms. The change of premises is required simply because from the accustomed premises only the accustomed conclusions can be derived and these are known to be inapplicable in the real world. This holds in particular for the still popular idea that the working of a market can be described in terms of the triad supply-function – demand-function – equilibrium. Structural axiomatization provides the complete and consistent picture of interrelated product market events.

Keywords: new framework of concepts, structure-centric, axiom set, time, randomness, paradigm, simulation, price setting, market clearing, inventory cycle, quantity of money, profit, distributed profit

JEL Classification: D00, E00, E30

Suggested Citation

Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, How to Get Rid of Supply-Demand-Equilibrium (May 10, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

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