Bieri, David (2007): The Transformation Problem: A Tale of Two Interpretations.
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Over 100 years since Marx's value theory of labour was first published, the so-called ``transformation problem'' -- deriving prices from values and providing a theory of profits as arising from surplus value -- has inspired the imagination of economists of all shades of intellectual suasion. However, while mainstream economists have by and large come to dismiss the transformation problem as a trivial technical exercise, the issue has recently received renewed attention in Marxian economic theory. This paper provides a broad historical overview of the transformation problem and specifically focuses on similarities and differences of how the transformation problem has been interpreted, why it was put to rest in mainstream economics and how it has regained prominence in Marxian economics.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Transformation Problem: A Tale of Two Interpretations|
|Keywords:||History of Economic Thought; Marxian Economics; Value Theory of Labour|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B5 - Current Heterodox Approaches
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B1 - History of Economic Thought through 1925 > B14 - Socialist; Marxist
|Depositing User:||David Stephan Bieri|
|Date Deposited:||06. Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 07:19|