Preface to On the Origins of Money by Carl Menger

6 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2014  

William J. Luther

Kenyon College

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

William J. Luther (Contact Author)

Kenyon College ( email )

Gambier, OH 43022
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.wluther.com

Paper statistics

Downloads
43
Abstract Views
279