Development and Underdevelopment in the History of Economic Thought

SRAFFA AND THE PROBLEM OF RETURNS: A VIEW FROM THE SRAFFA ARCHIVE

Salvadori Neri, University of Pisa
Signorino Rodolfo, University of Palermo

The paper focuses on the comparison between Sraffa’s critique of the Marshallian treatment of variable returns in the 1920s, the analysis of interdependence and given quantities and Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities. We update previous analysis on the same issues provided by Panico and Salvadori (1994) in the light of the unpublished material made available in the meanwhile after the opening of Sraffa’s archive at the Wren Library of the Trinity College, Cambridge (UK).

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Keywords: Sraffa