Studies in Austrian Capital Theory, Investment and Time

  • Malte Faber
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 277)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Summary of the Papers

    1. Malte Faber
      Pages 1-9
  3. Historical Perspectives

  4. Modern Austrian Capital Theory

  5. Time, Irreversibility and Investment: Extensions of Traditional Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Franz-Josef Wodopia
      Pages 186-194
  6. Dynamic Games with Macroeconomic Investment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Malte Faber, Werner Güth, Gunter Stephan, Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden
      Pages 210-228
  7. Time in Economics and the Physical Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 317-320

About these proceedings


The neglect of time in general and of the time structure of production in particular in mainstream economics led to the rebirth of the Austrian tradition in the seventies. The names of BERNHCLZ, HICKS, KIRZNER and VON WEIZSACKER are representative of different approaches. In 1979 my "Introduction to Modern Austrian Capital Theory" appeared, in which I unified various papers BERNHOLZ and I had written. I also linked our approach to those of VON NEUMANN, of HICKS and of neoclassical capital theory. These "Studies" supplement and continue my "Introduction" in various ways. With all the authors of the present volume I have cooperated for several years. This volume is subdivided into five parts. The first one, Historical Perspectives, gives first an outline on the development of Austrian capital theory from its origins to the present. Next it relates Modern Austrian Capital Theory to SRAFFA's theory and to the Austrian subjectivists' pure time preference theory of interest. The latter theory is represented in its opposition to the traditional productivity-cum-time preference explanation of interest, which is. common t9 neoclassical and BOHM-BAWERKian capital theory alike. The Austrian subjectivist pure time preference theory has been misinterpreted in its recent presentation, which has led to misunderstandings. It is shown that there is no real contradiction between the two appoaches.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Malte Faber
    • 1
  1. 1.Alfred-Weber Institut für Sozial- und StaatswissenschaftenUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-16804-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-51701-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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