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Adam Smith och den problematiska värdeteorin

Andersson, Susanne (2005)
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Adam Smith’s economic theory is often subject to criticism, in which it is claimed to be inherently inconsistent. Recently, criticism from well-known scholars has arisen claiming Smith should be characterized a labor value theorist anticipating Karl Marx. This study seeks to analyze whether such criticism is legitimate. Firstly, the economic theory of Smith is discussed in terms of consistency, and secondly, a number of typical and main points of the critique, from the most influential of his contemporary critics, are lifted up and analyzed. The study concludes that Smith’s economic theory should be considered consistent, stressing the fact that he did not initially formulate a generally applicable theory. Also, the criticism seems... (More)
Adam Smith’s economic theory is often subject to criticism, in which it is claimed to be inherently inconsistent. Recently, criticism from well-known scholars has arisen claiming Smith should be characterized a labor value theorist anticipating Karl Marx. This study seeks to analyze whether such criticism is legitimate. Firstly, the economic theory of Smith is discussed in terms of consistency, and secondly, a number of typical and main points of the critique, from the most influential of his contemporary critics, are lifted up and analyzed. The study concludes that Smith’s economic theory should be considered consistent, stressing the fact that he did not initially formulate a generally applicable theory. Also, the criticism seems inconsistent and misplaced. It fails to show that the value theory of Smith is a labor theory of value. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Susanne
supervisor
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Värdeteori, produktionskostnad, priskomponenter, arbetsvärde, Social and economic history, Ekonomisk och social historia
language
Swedish
id
1338413
date added to LUP
2005-05-24 00:00:00
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2010-08-03 10:51:50
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  abstract     = {Adam Smith’s economic theory is often subject to criticism, in which it is claimed to be inherently inconsistent. Recently, criticism from well-known scholars has arisen claiming Smith should be characterized a labor value theorist anticipating Karl Marx. This study seeks to analyze whether such criticism is legitimate. Firstly, the economic theory of Smith is discussed in terms of consistency, and secondly, a number of typical and main points of the critique, from the most influential of his contemporary critics, are lifted up and analyzed. The study concludes that Smith’s economic theory should be considered consistent, stressing the fact that he did not initially formulate a generally applicable theory. Also, the criticism seems inconsistent and misplaced. It fails to show that the value theory of Smith is a labor theory of value.},
  author       = {Andersson, Susanne},
  keyword      = {Värdeteori,produktionskostnad,priskomponenter,arbetsvärde,Social and economic history,Ekonomisk och social historia},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Adam Smith och den problematiska värdeteorin},
  year         = {2005},
}