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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Copyrights -- Table of Contents -- List of tables -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Church, society and economics An introduction to the life and work of Maurice Potron -- Notes on the translations -- 1 Abstract of a study on just prices...
Maurice Potron (1872-1942) is a French Jesuit and mathematician whose main source of inspiration in economics is the encyclical Rerum Novarum. With virtually no knowledge in economic theory, he wrote down a linear model of production in which he formalized the notions of just prices and just...
Maurice Potron is an important precursor of the study of linear models of production and, in particular, of input-output analysis. We show that, contrary to Abraham-Frois and Lendjel's interpretation which we consider as unfaithful to Potron's model, there is a clear connection between his...
We generalize the concept of industry, which stems from the analysis of single-product economies, to that of sector. The sector concept can be applied to economies with or without joint-product processes and pure capital goods. A ‘sectoral economy’ is an economy characterized by the...
Maurice Potron (1872-1942) is a French Jesuit and mathematician whose main source of inspiration in economics is the encyclical Rerum Novarum. With virtually no knowledge in economic theory, he wrote down a linear model of production in which he formalized the notions of just prices and just...
This paper shows that results obtained in the Sraffian literature on joint production are relevant for input—output economists working in the tradition of Leontief. We concentrate upon the 'adjustment' property, i.e. the ability of a system to cope with any variation in final demand. We...
An input-output (IO) system which is capable of producing any semi-positive net product by an adequate choice of the activity levels of its processes satisfies the 'adjustment' property. We analyze under which conditions the adjustment property holds for IO systems in which some produced goods...