April 1, 2014

Objective principles of economics {57}

Working paper at SSRN

Abstract  Economists have the habit of solving the wrong problem. They speculate circumstantially about the behavior of agents and do not come to grips with the behavior of the monetary economy. This is the consequence of the methodological imperative that all explanations must run in terms of the actions and reactions of individuals. The critical point is that no way leads from the understanding of the interaction of the individuals to the understanding of the working of the economy as a whole. The solution consists of moving from subjective-behavioral axioms to objective-structural axioms, i.e., from proto-scientific past to scientific future.

For the complete set of foundational equations — structural axioms and behavioral propensity function — see Wikipedia AXEC137b (previously Wikipedia AXEC61).