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3871. welfare economics

Welfare economics attempts to define and measure the ‘welfare’ of society as a whole. It tries to identify which economic policies lead to optimal outcomes, ...

By Allan M. Feldman. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3872. welfare state

The term ‘welfare state’ first entered the English language in 1941 when Archbishop Temple coined the phrase to differentiate wartime Britain from ...

By I. Gough. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3873. welfare state

This article starts out with a brief discussion of the historical background, the justifications and the political forces behind the creation of the modern ...

By Assar Lindbeck. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3874. Wells, David Ames (1828–1898)

Wells was born on 17 June 1828 in Springfield, Massachusetts, and died on 5 November 1898 in Norwich, Connecticut. Trained at Williams College and ...

By Warren J. Samuels. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3875. Wells, David Ames (1828–1898)

Wells was born on 17 June 1828 in Springfield, Massachusetts, and died on 5 November 1898 in Norwich, Connecticut. Trained at Williams College and Lawrence ...

By Warren J. Samuels. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3876. West, Edward (1782–1828)

Edward West is remembered – if he is remembered at all – for having stated the theory of differential rent based on the principle of diminishing returns ...

By Mark Blaug. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3877. West, Edward (1782–1828)

Edward West is remembered – if he is remembered at all – for having stated the theory of differential rent based on the principle of diminishing returns ...

By Mark Blaug. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3878. Westergaard, Harald Ludvig (1853–1936)

Westergaard was born on 19 April 1853 in Copenhagen. At the University of Copenhagen he took degrees in mathematics (1874) and economics (1877). He ...

By Hans Brems. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3879. Whately, Richard (1787–1863)

Whately was Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, 1811–22; rector of Halesworth, Suffolk, 1822–5; principal of St Alban’s Hall, 1825–31; Drummond Professor ...

By R.D. Collison Black. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3880. Wheatley, John (1772–1830)

Lawyer and economist, Wheatley was born in Erith, Kent, of a prominent landed and military family, and died at sea on a voyage from South Africa to ...

By Frank Whitson Fetter. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987