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1. Abbott, Edith (1876–1957)

Social reformer, economic historian and a pioneer in America of the study of the economic position of women, Edith Abbott was born on 26 September 1876 ...

By P. Kerr. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

2. Abramovitz, Moses (1912–2000)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Abramovitz was educated at Harvard (AB, 1932) and Columbia (Ph.D., 1939). He held faculty appointments at Columbia (1940–2, ...

By Richard A. Easterlin. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3. Abramovitz, Moses (born 1912)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Abramovitz was educated at Harvard (AB, 1932) and Columbia (PhD, 1939). He held faculty appointments at Columbia (1940–42, ...

By Richard A. Easterlin. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

4. absentee

An absentee may be variously defined (1) as a landed proprietor who resides away from his estate, or (2) from his country; or more generally (3) any ...

By F.Y. Edgeworth. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

5. absolute and exchangeable value

No one can doubt that it would be a great desideratum in political economy to have such a measure of absolute value in order to enable us to know, ...

By John Eatwell. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

6. absolute and exchangeable value

The notion of absolute (as distinct from exchangeable or relative) value arises in classical economics from the image of a given magnitude of output being ...

By John Eatwell. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

7. absolute rent

Marx’s work on rent was based on his studies of the statistical reports published after the Russian Agrarian Reform of 1861. The importance of the ...

By Ednaldo Araquem da Silva. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

8. absorption approach to the balance of payments

The absorption approach to the balance of payments states that a country’s balance of trade will only improve if the country’s output of goods and ...

By David Vines. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

9. absorption approach to the balance of payments

The absorption approach to the balance of payments states that a country's balance of trade will only improve if the country's output of goods and services ...

By David Vines. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

10. absorptive capacity

The idea that the productivity of new investment is a declining function of the rate of investment – the concept labelled ‘absorptive capacity’ – has ...

By Richard S. Eckaus. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987