Understanding Profit and the Markets: The Canonical Model

56 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2013 Last revised: 11 Jun 2014

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Egmont Kakarot-Handtke

University of Stuttgart - Institute of Economics and Law

Date Written: July 27, 2013

Abstract

Neither Walrasians nor Keynesians have a clear idea of the fundamental economic concepts income and profit, nor of the interdependence of qualitatively different markets. Critique of these approaches is necessary but not overly productive. A real breakthrough requires a new set of premises because no way leads from the accustomed behavioral assumptions to the understanding of how the economy works. More precisely, the hitherto accepted behavioral axioms have to be replaced by structural axioms. Starting from new formal foundations, this paper gives a comprehensive and consistent account of the objective interrelations of the monetary economy’s elementary building blocks.

Keywords: new framework of concepts, structure-centric, axiom set, income, profit, full employment, price stability, quantitative adaptation, harmonic structure, primary markets, secondary markets, financial markets

JEL Classification: B59, D00, E00

Suggested Citation

Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, Understanding Profit and the Markets: The Canonical Model (July 27, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2298974 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2298974

Egmont Kakarot-Handtke (Contact Author)

University of Stuttgart - Institute of Economics and Law ( email )

Keplerstrasse 17
Stuttgart
Germany

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