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German Utility Theory

Analysis and Translations, 1st Edition

By John S. Chipman


402 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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There is a standard belief that the modern theory of marginal utility originated in the UK with Jevons, Germany with Gossen, Austria with Menger and France with Walras. In this new book, John Chipman introduces new English translations of important writings from German economists such as Rau, Hildebrand, Roscher and Knies showing that the introduction of this concept originated with them. This ground breaking book comes with a long introduction from John Chipman analysing the theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Investigations in Political Economy (1832) Chapter I 2. Investigations in Political Economy (1832) Chapter IV 3. Second Letter to Adolphe Quetelet (1843) 4. 'The Valuation of National Wealth' (1841) 5. 'The Bases of Price Determination' (1841) 6. 'The Valuation of National Wealth' (1847) 7. The National Economy of the Present and Future (1848) (excerps) 9. The Theory of Value (1852) 10. 'The Theory of Value in National Economics' (1855) 11. 'Value' from Foundations of National Economics 1864) 12. 'The Chapter on Value' (1863, revised 1873) 13. 'On the Theory of Value' (1868, revised 1871)

About the Author

John Chipman is Regents' Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Minnesota.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory