A Note on Basic, Non-Basic and Joint Production

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The author begins with the definition of basic and non-basic commodities given by Sraffa, then formalized by Carlo Felice Mannara and further elaborated by Ian Steedman to demonstrate that the elaborations used to define basic commodities can be extended to the general framework of joint production by using those simple rules and properties which exist for the production of single commodities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEssays on the Theory of Joint Production
EditorsLuigi L. Pasinetti
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1980


  • Basics, non-Basics
  • Joint Production
  • Mannara and Steedman vs Pasinetti


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