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Testing Germán Bernácer origins of interest hypothesis
  • JOSE FRANCISCO PERLES RIBES,
  • Martín Sevilla Jiménez
JOSE FRANCISCO PERLES RIBES
Universidad de Alicante

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Abstract

Germán Bernácer, a Spanish economist of the early 20th century, proposed in his 1925 book Interés del capital. El problema de sus orígenes that the interest rate’s origin is external to the regular functioning of the economic system. He attributed it to the income generated by “income goods.” This study examines the plausibility of Bernácer’s hypothesis using up-to-date data from the Spanish economy.