Capital, Accumulation, and Money : An Integration of Capital, Growth, and Monetary Theory
"Capital, Accumulation, and Money: An Integration of Capital, Growth, and Monetary Theory" is a book about capital. A root concept of capital is developed which allows for most existing concepts of capital to be unified and related to one another in consistent fashion. Such a root concept of capital offers a framework for integrating monetary and capital theory, and for analysing the functioning of an economy, whether that economy is in a steady state of subsistence or in a process of sustainable growth.Specifically, it is shown that a conservation principle emerges that both implies and imposes a variety of constraints on the macro behaviour of an economy, constraints which make for straightforward understanding and analysis of such concepts as the real stock of money, real-balance effects, and the general price level. New and illuminating insights are also provided into aggregate supply and demand, natural and money rates of interest, the relationship between real and monetary economies, and economic growth and development.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 156 x 234 x 17mm | 581g
- 31 Mar 2000
- Kluwer Academic Publishers
- Boston, MA, United States
Table of contents
List of Figures. Preface. Prologue: Tales of Myros: Emergence of a Primitive Economy from an Economic State of Nature. 1. Premises and an Overview. 2. Myros and Other Concepts and Definitions. 3. The Macroeconomic Framework. 4. Interest and Money. 5. Production and Investment. 6. The General Price Level and Inflation. 7. Capital Values, Wealth, and Related Topics. 8. Macroeconomic Equilibrium and Employment. 9. Capital Theory in Perspective. 10. Opportunity and Sunk Costs. 11. Trade, Transfers, and Monetary Overhangs. 12. Questions Related to Consumption and Saving. 13. Questions Related to Economic Growth. 14. Themes and Counter Themes: Fluid Capital in Retrospect. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.