Coase and the Kirznerians

22 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2011 Last revised: 29 Jan 2014

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Tomáš Otáhal

Mendel University - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Date Written: September 8, 2011


I interpret the theory of entrepreneurial discovery from the perspective of the theory of property rights. I analyze pure entrepreneurial profit and the logical construction of the theory as an extension of neo-classical microeconomic analysis and I argue that the key motivation for entrepreneurial discovery, the opportunity to discover pure entrepreneurial profit, is given by the structure of property rights. The structure of property rights determines entrepreneurial claims for pure profit, the level of protection against conflict of interest, costs of exclusive production means and social order.

Keywords: Entrepreneur, equilibrium, human action, knowledge, property rights

JEL Classification: B52, B53, D23, L26

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Otáhal, Tomáš, Coase and the Kirznerians (September 8, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

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