On the Origin of the Theory of Rent in Economics

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Abstract

The chapter discusses the enormous impact that the five pamphlets by Ricardo, Torrens, West and (two by) Malthus had not only on the theory of rent, but also on the development of economic thought, since the beginning of the Eighteen hundreds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResources, Production and Structural Dynamics
EditorsMAURO BARANZINI, CLAUDIA ROTONDI, ROBERTO SCAZZIERI
Pages35-52
Number of pages18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Economic development G.B.
  • Law (or pseudo-law?) of diminishing returns
  • Ricardian economics
  • Technical progress vs limited natural resources
  • Theory of rent

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