Review of Austrian Economics

Ludwig von Mises’s Monetary Theory in Light of Modern Monetary Thought

The Review of Austrian Economics

Ludwig von Mises’s contributions to the development of the technical methods and apparatus of monetary theory continue to be neglected today, despite the fact that Mises succeeded exactly eight decades ago, while barely out of his twenties, in a task that still admittedly defies the best efforts of the most eminent of modern monetary theorists, viz., integrating monetary and value theory. Such a unified and truly “general theory” is necessary to satisfactorily explain the functioning of the market economy, because the market economy, or any economy based on social cooperation under the division of labor, cannot exist without monetary exchange and calculation.



The Review of Austrian Economics 8, no. 1 (1994): 71–115

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