Professor Hayek and the Theory of Investment

  title={Professor Hayek and the Theory of Investment},
  author={Frank Hyneman Knight},
  journal={The Economic Journal},
  • F. Knight
  • Published 1 March 1935
  • Economics
  • The Economic Journal
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