Wicksell’s most influential contribution was his theory of interest, originally published in German language as Geldzins. Wicksell was born on 20 December in Stockholm, the youngest of six children. His parents died while he was still young but left sufficient funds to secure. Interest and Prices (Geldzins und Guiterpreise): A Study of the Causes. Regulating the Value of Money. By KNUT WICKSELL. Translated from the German by.

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That is the rate of interest entrepreneurs or must pay on loaned capital. His mother died when he was only six, and his father died when he was fifteen.

Wicksell – Interest and Prices

I will explain it in terms of a simple model put forth in the economic theory of Knut Wicksell. When a bank lends money to an entrepreneur, it literally expands the money supply. The natural rate is the return on capital — or the real profit rate.

I currently am leaning towards ending the Federal Reserve. This seems so obvious once your read it, but if this is so, why have so many economist tried to use complex verbose theories. His father’s considerable estate allowed him to enroll at the University of Uppsala in to study mathematics and physics. Primarily, Say’s Law is violated and abandoned by the wayside. Economics in Sweden at the time was taught as part of the law school, and Wicksell was unable to gain a chair until he was awarded a law degree.

Recall that the start of the Quantity Theory’s mechanism is a helicopter drop of cash: His father was a relatively successful businessman and real estate broker. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Wicksell’s theory would be a strong influence in Keynes’s ideas of growth and recession, in Gunnar Myrdal ‘s key concept Circular Cumulative Causation and also in Joseph Schumpeter ‘s ” creative destruction ” theory of the business cycle. Cameralism Mercantilism Physiocrats School of Salamanca.

He received his first degree in two years, and he engaged in graduate studies untilwhen he received his doctorate in mathematics. An alternative to government control of the money supply The effect could be, no matter how much the government tried to prime the pump it will not work, because the real rate of interest is stuck below zero.

There are actually two rates of interest. If you look at the Gini coefficient, which is a statistical measure of wealth distribution, the wealthy benefit from Fed action.

Interest And Prices

Here is the key point: The money rate, in turn, is the loan rate, an entirely financial construction. This could mean a deflationary spiral. Although he was sometimes identified as a socialisthis solution to the problem was decidedly Malthusian wicskell advocating birth controlwhich he would defend to the end of his life.

Wicksell’s process has its roots in that of Henry Thornton. The Fed has simply manipulated rates and transfers money from the responsible to the irresponsible and to big to fail.

Namely, when real aggregate supply does constrain, inflation results because capital goods industries cannot meet new real demands for capital goods by entrepreneurs by increasing capacity. The money supply is regulated by market forces and not government control over the money supply.

Knut Wicksell – Wikipedia

And even worse they result in an unfair reallocation of resources not based on value and productivity, not a reinforcement of the haves at the expense of the have nots. Money is not a “veil” — agents do react to it and this is not due to some irrational “money illusion”. Wicksell believed banks create purchasing power or endogenous money. Credit, then, is perceived quite appropriately as “money”.


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Wicksell’s work on creating a synthetic economic theory earned him a reputation as an “economist’s economist. Wicksell influenced the field of constitutional political economy. Inhe retired from his post at Lund and took a position at Stockholm advising the government on financial and banking issues. Again wicmsell real rate of interest is below zero.

The was a key point. The real rate of interest is the marginal productivity of capital. Wicksell’s main thesis, that disequilibrium engendered by real changes leads endogenously to an increase in the demand interdst money — and, simultaneously, its supply as banks try to accommodate it perfectly.

He desired to influence more than just the field of monetary economics.

Wicksell died in while he was writing a final work on the theory of interest. He questioned the institutions of rank, marriage, the church, the monarchy, and the military. In this situation, people do not want to put their money in banks, real asset values go up, investments falls, onterest is depressed etc. What is the solution? There are many problems.

Wicksell’s theory of the “cumulative process” of inflation remains the first decisive swing at the idea of money as a kmut.