Tres conceptos de escasez

  • Javier Iguíñiz Echeverría Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Keywords: scarcity, necessity, exchange, happiness, freedom


We suggest the need to distinguish between three types of scarcity: absolute, relative and comparative. In this way we relate scarcity to the three main components of the economy: production, exchange and distribution. During the XX century, scarcity has been, by far, mainly used to deal with the second.


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Iguíñiz Echeverría, J. (2010). Tres conceptos de escasez. Economia, 33(65), 69-102. Retrieved from