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Alfred Marshall

British economist

1842   -   1924

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: St John's College, Merchant Taylors' School, University of Cambridge
occupation: economist, philosopher, university teacher
award received: Adam Smith Prize, Fellow of the British Academy
influenced by: Vilfredo Pareto, Jules Dupuit, Henry Sidgwick, William Stanley Jevons, Léon Walras

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Alfred Marshall (26 July 1842 – 13 July 1924) was one of the most influential economists of his time. His book, Principles of Economics (1890), was the dominant economic textbook in England for many years. It brings the ideas of supply and demand, marginal utility, and costs of production into a coherent whole. He is known as one of the founders of neoclassical economics. Although Marshall took economics to a more mathematically rigorous level, he did not want mathematics to overshadow economics and thus make economics irrelevant to the layman.
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