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Theories of profit: the economists perception and sources of profit

Walker’s theory of profit : profit as rent of ability

One of the most widely known theories of profit was propounded by F.A.Walker.
according to him ,profit is the rent of “exceptional abilities that an entrepreneur
may possess” over others .just as rent is the difference between the yields of the
least and the most fertile lands,profit is the difference between the earnings of the
least and the most efficient entrepreneurs .in the formulating his profit theory
Walkers assumed a state of perfect competition in which all firms are presumed to
process equal managerial ability .each firm would receive only the wages of
management which in walker’s view ,forms no part of pure profit .he regarded
wages of management as ordinary wages .thus under perfectly competitive
conditions there would be no pure profit and all firms would earn only managerial
wages which is popularly known as normal profit