[OPE-L] The importance of the sraffian standard system in relation with the transformation problem

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Mon Apr 23 2007 - 21:04:21 EDT

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From: Vicenš MelÚndez 
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 11:30 AM
Subject: The importance of the sraffian standard system in relation with the transformation problem

Dear Mr Levy,

I send you the following comment in relation to the past discussion  -but not the last one! -  on the transformation problem (which  I followed  via website publishing), that could be pertinent to OPE-L.

It has been said (by Maurisson and Abraham-Frois&Berrebi) that the sum of prices in relation to the sum of values and the sum of profits in relation to the total plusvalue,  have the same  proportion within the sraffian standard system (in such a system, for every product-branch, its use as input and its output, have the same proportion; this special situation can be obtained for all of these linear equations sraffian systems). However, as far as I know,  it has not been stressed, in my opinion, the fact that it is not simply a special case in which the marxian transformation holds. This situation is precisely the case in which the system reproduces, having a surplus in the exact demanded input quantities and with no waste or scarcity of new inputs (replacing previous consumed constant capital and adding new investment that cover all surplus).

An example  of that case  is presented in the reference given by Jurrian Bendien (Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 23:40:04 +0200):
(second example; it is composed to ensure that the inputs generated in the surplus are in the system's needed proportion, which is the pursued situation)


you may find an Excel file, "example ajit Sinha", showing this same situation

Kind regards,


Vicenš MelÚndez

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