Tags: austrian economics

Can Lachmann’s Arbitrage Save the Austrian Theory of the Interest Rate?

This is the second part of my criticism of Glasner and Zimmerman’s paper. The first part can be found here and should be read and understood before proceeding with the second part. more »

Why the Austrian Understanding of Money and Banks Is So Important

The classical economists had rejected the notion that overall monetary spending — in current jargon: aggregate demand — is a driving force of economic growth. The true causes of the wealth of nations are non-monetary factors such as the division of labor and the accumulation of capital through savings. more »

Capital Theory: An Austrian-Marxian Synthesis

February 1st, 2015
in history, macroeconomics

Readers of this blog will know that I am not generally very sympathetic to Austrian economics. There is one point on which the early Austrians did contribute an interesting idea to the world of economics: namely, their theory of capital. This does not mean that the Austrian theory of capital is valid — as I shall show in a more »












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