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  • Paperback: 556 pages
  • Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute Alabama (2009)
  • ASIN: B002JQ2K4C
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jake Le Master on March 17, 2010
Format: Paperback
Gottfried Haberler has written in great detail not with a perspective to the development of a new and complete theory of the cycle, but with the aim of studying and investigating (if necessary, augmenting) the theories which already existed and subjecting those theories to the assessment of fact. The volume does not, though, involve the entire ground, but only the study and investigation process.

Part I, "Systematic Analysis of the Theories of the Business Cycle," includes seven chapters. The method employed presents the theories in a systematic order, beginning with the less complicated and proceeding to the more complicated. In addition, preference has been given to the then more recent and more accessible works. Haberler then proceeds to analyze "The Purely Monetary Theory" of the cycle, which, he thinks, has been most fully and most uncompromisingly set out by Hawtrey. It is concluded that Hawtrey has demonstrated and analyzed the cumulative nature of the process of expansion and contraction, although his propositions are largely taken over from Marshall and the Cambridge tradition. Haberler cannot accept the view that the reason for the breakdown of a boom is always monetary. "The Over-investment Theories" come next, with three subdivisions, namely, the Monetary, those which stress the influence of inventions, discoveries, etc., and changes in the production of consumers' goods. In connection with the first group the writings of Hayek, Machlup, Mises, Robbins, Ropke and Strigl are examined. Haberler concludes that the monetary theory of overinvestment is not in all respects complete and that its claim to exclusive validity is open to doubt. He then passes to Spiethoff and Cassel as representative of the "Non-monetary Over-investment Theories.
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