The Period of Production in a Von Neumann World

  • Martin J. Beckmann


Consider investment projects characterized by fixed commodity streams and variable termination points. The levels of staggered investment projects and relative prices are determined so as to maximize the social rate of return with respect to project levels and minimize with respect to prices. The resulting von Neumann model is analyzed from the point of view of the Austrian theory of capital.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin J. Beckmann
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.MunichDeutschland
  2. 2.LochhamDeutschland

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