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Austrian Definitions of the Supply of Money


Tags Monetary TheoryMoney and Banking

07/20/2005Murray N. Rothbard

The concept of the supply of money plays a vitally important role, in differing ways, in both the Austrian and the Chicago schools of economics. Yet, neither school has defined the concept in a full or satisfactory manner; as a result, we are never sure to which of the numerous alternative definitions of the money supply either school is referring.

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New Directions in Austrian Economics, edited and with introduction by Louis M. Spadaro. Kansas City: Sheed Andrews and McMeel (1978), pp. 143–56. Also published in The Logic of Action, Vol. I.

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