Sraffa and the Reconstruction of Economic Theory: Volume Three Sraffa's Legacy: Interpretations and Historical Perspectives

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  • Copyright: 2013-12-16
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Written on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Piero Sraffa's Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities, the papers selected and contained in Sraffa and the Reconstruction of Economic Theory account for the work completed around the two central aspects of his contribution to economic analysis, namely the criticism of the neoclassical (or marginalist) theory of value and distribution, and the reconstruction of economic theory along the lines of the classical approach. Divided into three volumes, Sraffa and the Reconstruction of Economic Theory debates the most fruitful routes for advancements in this field and their implications for applied and policy analysis.

This third volume collects papers concerning the evolution of Sraffa's ideas and the interpretation of his contribution in relation to other streams in economics, methodology and the history of economic thought.

Author Biography

Enrico Sergio Levrero is Associate Professor at Roma Tre University, Italy. His main research interests are in the theories of value and distribution, wages and the labour market, issues of monetary economics and Sraffa's works. He previous works include F our Lectures on Wages and the Labour Market (Aracne, 2012) and several articles in academic journals and collected volumes.

Antonella Palumbo is associate Professor of economics at Roma Tre University, Italy. Her main research interests and activities are in the modern revival of Classical economics and in the theories of demand-led growth. She has published several articles in academic journals and collective volumes.

Antonella Stirati is currently a Professor at Roma Tre University, Italy. Her main scientific interest is in the revival of the surplus approach, particularly in the areas of income distribution and employment theory. She has published the Theory of Wages in Classical Economics (Elgar, 1994) and several articles in academic journals and collected volumes.

Table of Contents

1. Piero Sraffa and the Future of Economics – A Personal Evaluation; Luigi Pasinetti
2. Disequilibrium and Reproduction Prices: Some Extensions of Sraffa's Model; Carlo Benetti, Christian Bidard and Edith Klimovsky
3. Sraffa's System in Relation to Some Main Currents in Unorthodox Economics; Tony Aspromourgos
4. Sraffians, Other Post-Keynesians, and the Controversy Over Centres of Gravitation; Marc Lavoie
5. Sraffa, Sen and Non-causal Representations in Social Analysis; Andrea Ginzburg
6. Piero Sraffa and Shackle's Years of High Theory – Sraffa's Significance in the History of Economic Theories; Heinrich Bortis
7. On Sraffa's and Wittgenstein Methodological Similarities: from the Rejection of Inadequate Types of Causality to the Comparison of Different 'forms of life'; Richard Arena
8. Sraffa's Lectures on Continental Banking; Marcello de Cecco
9. The Construction of Long Period Supply Curves: Notes on Sraffa's Criticism to the Analyses of Partial Equilibrium; Giuseppe Freni and Neri Salvadori
10. A Pictorial Approach to the Standard Commodity with a Digression; Giorgio Gilibert
11. On Sraffa's Corrected Organic Composition of Capital; Scott Carter
12. Rent, as a Share of Produce, Not Governed by Proportions; Christian Gherke
13. Ricardo's Writings in Russia: Influence and Interpretations; Gennady Borgomazov and Denis Melnik

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