A critique of definitions in economics from an Austrian perspective: macroeconomics

Laura Davidson (Independent scholar, Seattle, Washington, USA)
Walter E Block (S.J. College of Business, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences

ISSN: 1026-4116

Publication date: 16 May 2016

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to clarify definitions in economics.

Design/methodology/approach

To apply the insights of Austrian economics to terms widely used in the profession.

Findings

The authors find that the Austrian approach brings clarification to communication.

Originality/value

The authors know of no other such attempt. Therefore this paper presumably has some originality.

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Citation

Davidson, L. and Block, W.E. (2016), "A critique of definitions in economics from an Austrian perspective: macroeconomics", Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Vol. 32 No. 1, pp. 2-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEAS-08-2015-0028

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