Preface to On the Origins of Money by Carl Menger

6 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2014

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William J. Luther

Florida Atlantic University; American Institute for Economic Research

Date Written: June 5, 2014

Abstract

In his classic essay, Carl Menger provides a conjectural history of the emergence of money. His account serves as the foundation for modern monetary economics. After briefly describing Menger’s argument and its consistency with his broader methodological approach, I consider modern representations and extensions of the Mengerian view on the emergence of money.

Keywords: Carl Menger, Medium of Exchange, Money, Spontaneous Order

JEL Classification: E40, E41, E42, B13, B53

Suggested Citation

Luther, William J., Preface to On the Origins of Money by Carl Menger (June 5, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2446645

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