Re: [OPE-L] empirical research on labor and value

From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Wed Feb 22 2006 - 01:28:49 EST

> We have now available, for most countries in the world, an
> enormous amount of data on hours worked and value produced
> in aggregate. This creates the possibility for testing out many
> hypotheses about the relationship between labor and value.
> Yet almost NOBODY is doing it.


As stated, this doesn't even come close to being true.  Indeed,
there are dozens empirical studies on value which use this data.
There are many on this list who have published in this area.  There
are lots (dozens?)  of people over the years from the New School
alone, especially former students of Anwar, who have done so.
Indeed,  your claim is so wrong that I am led to suspect that you were
trying to say something else -- especially as I have no doubt that
you are aware of many of those studies.  So, _which_ hypotheses
about labor and value do you believe haven't been empirically
tested with this data but could be?

In solidarity, Jerry

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