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Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis

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Austrian Economics, Market Process, and the EVA® Framework

Nicolás CachanoskyORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9685-0899
Published Online: 2017-01-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jbvela-2016-0014


In this paper I present a financial framework, known as Economic Value Added or EVA®, used to value firms and apply it to topics highlighted in the Austrian literature. In particular I contrast the market process emphasis in the Austrian literature with the neoclassical firm profit maximization and the role of Kirzner’s entrepreneurial alertness. Then I show how these micro topics can be aggregated into macro issues such as the Cantillon Effect, an aggregate average period of production, and the impact of country risk into value creation.

Keywords: market process; economic value added; EVA®; financial economics; microfoundations

JEL Classification: E52; E58; F31

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Prepared for the Free Market Institute’s symposium on Austrian Perspectives on Business Valuation for the Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis


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Published Online: 2017-01-18

Citation Information: Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis, Volume 12, Issue s1, 20160014, ISSN (Online) 1932-9156, ISSN (Print) 2194-5861, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jbvela-2016-0014.

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