[OPE-L:6531] Learning beyond "static methods"

From: Alejandro Ramos (aramos@btl.net)
Date: Thu Feb 07 2002 - 13:00:47 EST

Re Steve K 6530:

Thanks for your interesting post and the references. Some set of questions:


You write:

"Neoclassicals would also have to drop static methods and learn about
differential equations, etc--something none of them show any real
inclination to do."

1. Pressumably, this would be the case of the Sraffians too, wouldn't it?
How do you explain this situation? Why are most of the people so reluctant
to abandon "static methods"? How did you personally escape from this?
But, wasn't Hicks (a "neoclassical") interested in the kind of dynamics
you're describing?

2. Can you provide us with a list of references, both from Math and
Economics books and articles, so that one can learn --from the most basic
to the complex stuff-- about non "static methods"? What would be a "ideal
program" for a course(s) to have a "non equilibrium centered" approach to
the capitalist reality? Is there anything analogous to "Kurz & Salvadori"
in the field you are describing? 

3. What do you think about Duncan's Money, Accumulation adn Crises (1986)
and his "convolutions" approach to the capital circuit?


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