Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont (2012): The common error of common sense: an essential rectification of the accounting approach.
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The present paper takes the explanatory superiority of the integrated monetary approach for granted. It will be demonstrated that the accounting approach could do even better provided it frees itself from theoretically ill-founded notions like GDP and other artifacts of the equilibrium approach. National accounting as such does not provide a model of the economy but is the numerical reflex of the underlying theory. It is this theory that will be scrutinized, rectified and ultimately replaced in the following. The formal point of reference is ‘the integrated approach to credit, money, income, production and wealth’ of Godley and Lavoie.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The common error of common sense: an essential rectification of the accounting approach|
|Keywords:||new framework of concepts; structure-centric; axiom set; primacy of theory; income; profit; distributed profit; money; flow; residual; transaction matrix; general complementarity|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E0 - General > E01 - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B4 - Economic Methodology > B41 - Economic Methodology
|Depositing User:||Egmont Kakarot-Handtke|
|Date Deposited:||11. Dec 2012 12:52|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 08:06|
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