The Isolated State in Relation to Agriculture and Political Economy

Part III: Principles for the Determination of Rent, the Most Advantageous Rotation Period and the Value of Stands of Varying Age in Pinewoods

  • Authors
  • Johann Heinrich von Thünen
  • Ulrich van Suntum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Johann Heinrich von Thünen
    Pages 1-47
  3. Johann Heinrich von Thünen
    Pages 48-77
  4. Johann Heinrich von Thünen
    Pages 78-113
  5. Johann Heinrich von Thünen
    Pages 114-133
  6. Johann Heinrich von Thünen
    Pages 134-136
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 137-139

About this book


This volume is the first ever English translation of Part III of von Thünen`s famous 'Isolated State'. It deals with the optimum rotation period of woods – a central problem of capital theory which has been studied by many famous economists. Thünen's early approach to the problem compares very well with most of the later attempts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich van Suntum
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MünsterGermany

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