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Irving Fisher : A Biography - Robert Loring Allen

Irving Fisher

A Biography

Hardcover Published: 20th August 1993
ISBN: 9781557863058
Number Of Pages: 344

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Irving Fisher was one of the greatest and certainly one of the most colorful American economists. Widely acknowledged as the chief architect of modern neoclassical economics, he was a writer and teacher of prodigious scope and output whose business career included the earning of a fortune from the invention of a card index system, and its subsequent loss in the Great Crash. He was also an active campaigner for numerous causes, including world peace, prohibition, preventive medicine, eugenics, and 100 percent deposit reserve money.
This biography, focusing both on Fisher's personal life, as well as his intellectual contributions, will be of wide interest to economist of particular interest to American economics scholars who regard him as their pre-1950 giant of the discipline.

Foreword
Chronology
Irving Fisher: Scientist and Crusaderp. 1
The Making of a Scientist (1867-91)p. 20
The Scientist Matures and Expands (1891-8)p. 42
The Crusader Joins the Scholar (1898-1910)p. 80
Completing the Foundation (1910-15)p. 109
Tilting with Windmills (1916-24)p. 144
Making and Losing Money (1925-9)p. 179
Theorist, Reformer, Loser (1930-2)p. 219
Activist, Advisor, Politician (1933-9)p. 250
Moving into the Shadows (1940-7)p. 272
Epiloguep. 295
Selected Bibliographyp. 303
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9781557863058
ISBN-10: 1557863059
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 20th August 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.54 x 16.07  x 2.66
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1