Sraffa Or An Alternative Economics

Hardcover | January 15, 2008

EditorG. Chiodi

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The aim of this book is to show how Sraffa's theoretical contributions could be pursued in new directions. It investigates some of these as stemming variously from the historical traditions of classical economics, from Adam Smith and from Marx and Keynes. It also explores some of the influences Sraffa had on his contemporaries in the Cambridge of the inter-war years, in particular on Wittgenstein. It would appear that the thematic ramifications of this approach have not been taken up sufficiently hitherto.

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The aim of this book is to show how Sraffa's theoretical contributions could be pursued in new directions. It investigates some of these as stemming variously from the historical traditions of classical economics, from Adam Smith and from Marx and Keynes. It also explores some of the influences Sraffa had on his contemporaries in the C...

GUGLIELMO CHIODI is Professor of Economics at the University of Rome 'Sapienza', Italy. He conducted research work over several years at the University of Cambridge, UK, and has been Visiting Professor at the European University Institute of Fiesole. He has published articles in theoretical economics and is the author of Wicksell's Mo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230018904

ISBN - 13:9780230018907

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Preface and Overview by the Editors * Part I - Reactions * Book Reviews of Production of Commodities by means of Commodities; E. Bellino * * Part II - New Themes * The Classical 'Surplus' Approach and the Theory of the Welfare State and Public Pensions--S. Cesaratto * Towards an 'Atomic' Analysis. Sraffa and the Objectivistic Approach to the Theory of Value and Distribution--H. Kurz * A Non-Hicksian Theory within the Hicksian Method: Prices and Quantities in a Temporary Equilibrium Perspectives--S. Nistico * Savings, Investment and Capital in a System of General Intertemporal Equilibrium: a Comment on Garegnani--Commentary by Pierangelo Garegnani and by Sergio Parrinello--B. Schefold * Beyond Capitalism: Sraffa's Economic Theory--G. Chiodi * Distribution, Inequalities, Poverty: On the Theoretical Foundations of Development Economics--L. Ditta * Sraffa and Keynes. New (and old) Evidence--C. Panico & F. Ranchetti * * Part III - Economists and Philosophers * Sraffa after Marx: An Open Issue--R. Bellofiore * Interests and the Wages of Decency--P. Edwards * What Wittgenstein got from Sraffa--Commentary by Gary Mongiovi--B. McGuiness * * Part IV - Economists and Mathematicians * Sraffa's Prices--S. N. Afriat * Sraffa and the Mathematicians: Abram S. Besicovitch--H. Kurz and N. Salvadori * A Note on Sraffa's Mathematics--Commentary by N. Salvadori--M. Lippi * Some Mathematical Remarks on Sraffa's Chapter 1--P. Maroscia * On Sraffa's Mathematical Economics; K. Velupillai