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  Piero Sraffa
He was born in Turin, Italy, the son of Angelo Sraffa, a Professor in Commercial law, and Irma.
Sraffa joined the so-called "cafeteria group", together with Frank Ramsey and Ludwig Wittgenstein, a sort of informal club that discussed of Keynes' theory of probability and Friedrich Hayek's theory on business cycles.
Sraffa was described as a very intelligent man, with a proverbial shyness and a real devotion for study and books.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pi/Piero_Sraffa.html   (490 words)

  
 Piero Sraffa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sraffa joined the so-called "cafeteria group", together with Frank P. Ramsey and Ludwig Wittgenstein, a sort of informal club that discussed of Keynes' theory of probability and Friedrich Hayek's theory on business cycles.
At this time, also due to Keynes' influence, Sraffa began his research into the life and work of David Ricardo, which he undertook with an extraordinary degree of conscientiousness: George Stigler was to write later "Ricardo was a fortunate man...
Nonetheless, Sraffa's work, particularly his interpretation of Ricardo and his "The Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities", is seen as the starting point of the Neo-Ricardian school in the 1960s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Piero_Sraffa   (657 words)

  
 Piero SRAFFA
One of the economic giants of the century, Piero Sraffa was at the same time one of the sparest writers of economics - yet each one of his few pieces was tremendous in its turn.
Sraffa's 1926 article on returns to scale and perfect competitions (a revised version of his 1925 Italian paper) highlighted a glaring inconsistency in the Marshallian theory of the firm.
Sraffa's introduction to the works was perhaps one of the most remarkable interpretations of the tenets of Classical and Neoclassical theory in the history of economic thought.
cepa.newschool.edu /het/profiles/sraffa.htm   (973 words)

  
 Piero Sraffa: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Piero Sraffa (1898-1983) was an influential economist (economist: An expert in the science of economics).
In particular, Sraffa's technique of aggregating capital as dated inputs of labour led to the Cambridge capital controversy (Cambridge capital controversy: the capital controversy refers to a debate in economics concerning the nature and role...
Notably, Sraffa was associated with Ludwig Wittgenstein (Ludwig Wittgenstein: British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)), who credited him with making important insights into his philosophical works Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and the Philosophical Investigations.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/piero_sraffa   (802 words)

  
 Janus: Papers of Piero Sraffa (1898-1983), economist
Toyashi Nobuta to Piero Sraffa enclosing a CV.
Correspondence between Piero Sraffa and Elio Quercioli, with a newscutting on the death of Carlo Gramsci.
G M Trevelyan to Piero Sraffa with a note that he should be allowed to return to England to resume his duties for Michaelmas term 1945.
janus.lib.cam.ac.uk /db/node.xsp?id=EAD/GBR/0016/SRAFFA/C   (1087 words)

  
 Capital controversy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pierro Sraffa, who originated the Cambridge controversy, pointed out that there was an inherent measurement problem in applying this model of income distribution to capital.
Sraffa suggested a technique (stemming in part from Marxian economics) by which a measure of the amount of capital could be produced: by reducing all machines to dated labor.
Sraffa instead showed that a change in the rate of profit would change the measured amount of capital, and in highly nonlinear ways: an increase in the rate of profit might initially increase the perceived value of the truck more than the laser, but then reverse the effect at still higher rates of profit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Capital_controversy   (2610 words)

  
 Piero Sraffa
Piero Sraffa's 1926 article on returns to scale and perfect competitions (a revised version of his 1925 Italian paper) highlighted a glaring inconsistency in the Marshallian theory of the firm.
Sraffa's introduction to the works was perhaps one of the most remarkable interpretations of the tenets of Classical and neo-classical theory in the history of economic thought.
An interesting contribution of Sraffa was his relationship to philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein - who claimed that it was Sraffa who helped provide the important stepping stones for his Philosophical Investigations - arguably the most important philosophical work of the twentieth century.
www.economyprofessor.com /theorists/pierosraffa.php   (817 words)

  
 Evatt Foundation: Publication: The ghost in the machine? - 05 February 2006
Piero beat Robert Michels into an economics lectureship in 1926, and was a professor by the time he turned 28.
Piero was permanently dissatisfied with the way the marginalists (and also Marx, for that matter) had supposed to resolve the contradictions between Adam Smith and David Ricardo, and this problem became the centre of his intellectual life work.
Sraffa is given the credit for Gramsci being transferred to a clinic (converted into a cell) in Formia in 1933, for which Piero paid all the bills and where, tantalisingly, he gained permission to visit Nino regularly between 1933 and 1935.
evatt.org.au /publications/papers/157.html   (2428 words)

  
 Janus: Papers of Piero Sraffa (1898-1983), economist
Sraffa was born in Turin in 1898 the son of Angelo Sraffa, Professor of Commercial Law and Irma Tivoli.
The young Sraffa was educated at the Liceo d'Azeglio and at the University of Turin where his honours thesis Monetary inflation in Italy during and after the War gained the approval of his tutor, Luigi Einaudi.
Sraffa's own literary reputation rests on a number of important articles and two longer works, The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo (pub 1951-73) and Production of Commodities by means of Commodities: prelude to a critique of economic theory (1960).
janus.lib.cam.ac.uk /db/node.xsp?id=EAD/GBR/0016/SRAFFA   (697 words)

  
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Piero Sraffa’s published works contain all the indications and limits as to the purpose and range of his analysis, and one must believe such a careful, sparing writer for what he publishes.
The result is that, after Sraffa and with the arrival of the geometric canon even in the non neoclassical section of the Akademia, one need not (indeed according to Occam, one must not) waste time on any value theory.
Piero Sraffa was perfectly well aware of all this, and therefore the terms and limits of Production of Commodities are perfect.
www.unipv.it /deontica/opere/lunghini/marx.doc   (2792 words)

  
 Critical Essays on Piero Sraffa's Legacy in Economics - Cambridge University Press
This collection offers a critical assessment of the published works of Piero Sraffa, one of the leading economists of the twentieth century, and their legacy for the economics profession.
The topics covered explore Sraffa’s interpretation of the classical economists; his theory of value and distribution; his critique of partial and general neoclassical equilibrium theory; his focus on the problem of capital; and his critique of Hayek’s monetary overinvestment theory of the business cycle.
Piero Sraffa’s contributions to economics: a brief survey Heinz D. Kurz; 2.
www.cambridge.org /uk/catalogue/print.asp?isbn=0521580897&print=y   (460 words)

  
 Piero Sraffa - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
Piero Sraffas Political Economy Piero Sraffas work has had a significant impact on the study of economics...edition of Ricardos Work and Correspondence are examined.
The contributions of Piero Sraffa 1951, 1960 belong to the first...Robert Remak, John von Neumann and Piero Sraffa.
...influence of the Marxist economist Piero Sraffa on Wittgensteins philosophical...philosophy and the economics of Piero Sraffa and J.M. Keynes.
www.questia.com /search/Piero-Sraffa   (933 words)

  
 Janus: Papers of Piero Sraffa (1898-1983), economist
Letters informing Piero Sraffa that during his stay in Cambridge he would retain his post as a temporary professor.
Draft letters from Piero Sraffa to the Rector and to the ministry of Foreign Affairs informing him that he has accepted a permenant post at Cambridge University and should resign his post at Cagliari with an incomplete draft letter to Uncle Mario.
Draft letter from Piero Sraffa to the Italian Minister of Education on the fact that he may stay in Cambridge for a prolonged period and may never take up his chair at Cagliari on a residential basis again.
janus.lib.cam.ac.uk /db/node.xsp?id=EAD/GBR/0016/SRAFFA/B7   (222 words)

  
 IngentaConnect Piero Sraffa at the university of Cambridge *   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
IngentaConnect Piero Sraffa at the university of Cambridge *
Piero Sraffa at the university of Cambridge *
The broad conclusion of the paper is that Sraffa's relationship with Cambridge University was complex, contradictory and intense, and should be seen within the broader context of the ambiguous relations Sraffa had with academia in general.
www.ingentaconnect.com /content/routledg/rejh/2005/00000012/00000003/art00004   (153 words)

  
 HES: FUND -- Piero Sraffa fellowship
During a first part of their period of residence participants in the program will be expected to conduct readings concerning the classical economists, their interpretation, Sraffa's contribution and later developments with respect both to the critique of marginal theories and the revival of the classical approach.
In a second period of their stay participants will work at a longer essay on a subject of their choice, to be considered in the light of the Classical approach and its modern developments.
Candidates are asked to include with their applications, besides their mailing and e-mail addresses and telephone number: i) a curriculum; ii) a testimonial by a scholar well acquainted with their work; iii) a short description of their research interests and published or unpublished writings.
www.eh.net /pipermail/hes/2002-February/001400.html   (516 words)

  
 FreisslerSoft Books Piero
Piero Sraffa : His Life, Thought and Cultural Heritage (Routledge Studies in the History of Economics)
Piero Sraffa, Unorthodox Economist (1898-1983: A Biographical Essay)
The Culture of San Sepolcro During the Youth of Piero Della Francesca (Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Civilization)
www.freisslersoft.com /pi/Book_Piero.html   (416 words)

  
 CHNN, No 14, Spring 2003: Research Notes
In 1921, whilst Sraffa was studying at the London School of Economics (LSE) he worked for the Labour Research Department (LRD).
In 1924, Sraffa seems to have been a member of the ‘1917 Club’, a ‘lunch club’ founded by Ramsay MacDonald; although information about his involvement and the work of the Club remains sketchy.
Returning from Calais in January 1923, Sraffa was refused permission to land in Dover and to return to France.
les.man.ac.uk /chnn/CHNN14SRA.html   (386 words)

  
 Method and analysis in Piero Sraffa's 1925 critique of Marshallian economics
It shows that Sraffa's criticism of the supply side of Marshall's theory of value in a competitive partial equilibrium model involves analytical and methodological issues.
He demonstrates that the latter encompasses only the empirically irrelevant cases of specific factor industries and specific external economies industries and that it cannot be generalized to non-specific factor industries and to non-specific external economies industries.
"On the Influence of Piero Sraffa on the Contributions of Joan Robinson to Economic Theory," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol.
ideas.repec.org /a/taf/eujhet/v7y2000i4p569-594.html   (318 words)

  
 Piero Sraffa - new and used books
Sraffa, Piero (Editor) - The Works and Correspondence of David Rciardo - Volume VII Letters 1816-1818
Sraffa, Piero (Editor) - The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo - Volume VI Letters 1810-1815
Sraffa, Piero - Production of Commodities By Means of Commodities: Prelude to a Critique of Economic Theory.
www.isbn.pl /A-piero-sraffa   (612 words)

  
 CAMBRIDGE KEYNESIANS
Their origin stems from the inner circle, the five members of Keynes's "Circus" at Cambridge -- Joan Robinson, Richard Kahn, Piero Sraffa, Austin Robinson and James Meade -- got together to read Keynes's Treatise soon after it appeared in 1930 and thereafter commented on the successive drafts of the General Theory before it was published.
To a good extent, this move was inspired by the work of Michal Kalecki, who seemed to have been able to marry Marxian and Keynesian analysis in his (independent) work on macrofluctuations.
Perhaps the greatest impetus was the eminence grise of Cambridge -- Piero Sraffa -- who virtually single-handed resurrection of the Ricardian theory of value theory in his Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities (1960).
cepa.newschool.edu /het/schools/cambridge.htm   (486 words)

  
 SSRN-An Error in the Interpretation of Sraffa's 'Standard Commodity' by Robert Vienneau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Piero Sraffa's masterpiece, The Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities, is written in a remarkably terse style and presents many problems of interpretation and understanding.
The role of the Standard commodity in Sraffa's work is one contentious area in interpretations.
Nearly half a century after the publication of Sraffa's book, the error described in this paper might be removed from the textbook containing it.
papers.ssrn.com /soL3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=807264   (294 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1960 Piero Sraffa published Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities: A Prelude to a Critique of Economic Theory, which reconstructed Ricardo's production and value theory in a modern form.
Therefore, said Sraffa, the composite standard commodity is Ricardo's elusive invariable measure of value or of relative prices.
Of particular importance to the discussion at hand, Sraffa's theory produced a novel conclusion: The level of domestic output is entirely independent of how it is distributed between wages and profits.
www.suu.edu /faculty/bowman/Econ3790/BruePostKeynsian.htm   (847 words)

  
 Piero Sraffa's Political Economy: A Centenary Estimate:0415224241:Cozzi, Terenzio; Marchionatti, Roberto :eCampus.com
Piero Sraffa's Political Economy: A Centenary Estimate:0415224241:Cozzi, Terenzio; Marchionatti, Roberto :eCampus.com
An assessment of the work of Piero Sraffa, evaluating his life and his overall contribution to the field of economics.
Each section of the text deals with a different time period and subject in Sraffa's work, from the 1920s to the 1960s.
www.ecampus.com /bk_detail.asp?isbn=0415224241   (53 words)

  
 Cuad Eco 24 (CO)
With the evolutionist and institutionalist focus of the economics of the French conventions, this paper analyzes the historical rise of the central bank and the institutional creation of the "art of the central bank".
Homero Cuevas has repeatedly claimed that the standard commodity proposed by Sraffa is defective and, therefore, unacceptable.
This essay shows that such a conclusion is incorrect, as it is based on a mistaken reading of Sraffa's objective and method.
ladb.unm.edu /econ/content/cuadeco/1996/january/abstract.html   (979 words)

  
 Manuscripts Catalogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mentions Gandhi, Piero Sraffa, Alfred Marshall, Kames, Bostock and Lafleur.
Mentions The Prime Minister (Ramsay Mcadonald), Piero Sraffa, W.T. Thornton, Monk and Harper.
Mentions Piero Sraffa, Thomas Henry Thornton, Murray MacDonald, Silver and Cassels.
special.lib.gla.ac.uk /manuscripts/search/resultsn.cfm?NID=10337&RID=   (248 words)

  
 Piero Sraffa - Reviewscout.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Piero Sraffa, Unorthodox Economist (1898-1983 : a Biographical Essay)
Piero Sraffa - His Life, Thought and Cultural Heritage (Serie: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics)
Essays in Honour of Piero Sraffa: Critical Perspectives on New Developments of Classical Theory
www.reviewscout.com /Piero-Sraffa   (137 words)

  
 Piero Sraffa - More Information
Piero Sraffa is not only one of the greatest economists of the 20th century, he also exerted important influences on politics and philosophy through his friendship with Italian communist leader Gramsci and Austrian philosopher Wittgenstein.
This book documents Sraffa's intellectual biography, his economic thought and post-Sraffian developments.
Sraffa and Wittgenstein: the problem of method in economics
www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk /html/moreinfo.asp?etailerid=19&bookId=536888807   (207 words)

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