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3871. Walker, Francis Amasa (1840–1897)

Internationally the most widely known and esteemed American economist of his generation, Walker had a varied and distinguished public career. After obtaining ...

By A.W. Coats. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3872. Wallace, Alfred Russel (1823–1913)

Wallace discovered independently the principle of natural selection which he and Charles Darwin co-published in 1858. Wallace’s speciality was zoogeography, ...

By Mason Gaffney. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3873. Wallich, Henry Christopher (born 1914)

Wallich was born in Germany in 1914 and became a citizen of the United States in 1944. He did his graduate work in economics at Harvard University and ...

By Stephen H. Axilrod. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3874. Wal-Mart, economics of

Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world, with stores in 16 countries (including the United States) and annual revenues exceeding ...

By Emek Basker. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Online Edition, 2009

3875. Walras, Antoine Auguste (1801–1866)

Amateur economist whose writings have received some limited attention, chiefly because some of his views and economic concepts influenced his son, ...

By Donald A. Walker. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3876. Walras, Antoine Auguste (1801–1866)

Amateur economist whose writings have received some limited attention, chiefly because some of his views and economic concepts influenced his son, Léon. ...

By Donald A. Walker. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3877. Walras, Léon (1834–1910)

Léon Walras was the founder of the modern theory of general economic equilibrium. He was born on 16 December 1834 in Evreux, which is ...

By Donald A. Walker. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3878. Walras, Léon (1834–1910)

Léon Walras was the initiator of models of purely competitive general economic equilibration and equilibrium, of mathematical treatments ...

By Donald A. Walker. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3879. Walras’s Law

Walras’s Law (so named by Lange, 1942) is an expression of the interdependence among the excess-demand equations of a general-equilibrium system that ...

By Don Patinkin. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3880. Walras's Law

Walras's Law is an expression of the interdependence among the excess-demand equations of a general-equilibrium system that stems from the budget constraint. ...

By Don Patinkin. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008