The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Simple and Extended Reproduction

  • Meghnad Desai
Reference work entry


The schemes for Simple Reproduction and for Extended Reproduction refer to Marx’s pioneering formulation of a two-sector general equilibrium growth model. Quesnay’s Tableau économique is their forerunner; Leontief’s Input–Output model and the Fel’dman–Mahalanobis planning model could be claimed among their progeny.

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