Capital and Interest

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Produced throughout the first fifteen years of Hayek's career, the writings collected in Capital and Interest see Hayek

elaborate on and extend his landmark lectures that were published as Prices and Production and work toward the

technically sophisticated line of thought seen in his later Pure Theory of Capital.

Illuminating the development of Hayek's detailed contributions to capital and interest theory, the collection also sheds

light on how Hayek's work related to other influential economists of the time. Highlights include the 1936 article "The

Mythology of Capital"--presented here alongside Frank Knight's criticisms of the Austrian theory of capital that

prompted it--and "The Maintenance of Capital," with subsequent comments by the English economist A. C. Pigou.

These and other familiar works are accompanied by lesser-known articles and lectures, including a lecture on

technological progress and excess capacity. An introduction by the book's editor, leading Hayek scholar Lawrence H.

White, places Hayek's contributions in careful historical context, with ample footnotes and citations for further


Author: F. a. Hayek
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Liberty Fund
Published: 06/27/2023
Series: Collected Works of F. A. Hayek
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 5.98h x 8.90w x 0.71d
ISBN: 9780865979338