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3871. Webb, Beatrice (1858–1943) and Sidney (1859–1947)

Beatrice and Sidney Webb were the primary authors of the political economy of Fabian socialism. Their work together spanning half a century left an ...

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

3872. Weber, Alfred (1868–1958)

German economist and cultural sociologist, born 30 July 1868 in Erfurt; died 2 May 1958 in Heidelberg. He studied in Berlin and was Privatdozent there ...

By Martin Beckmann. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3873. Weber, Alfred (1868–1958)

German economist and cultural sociologist, born 30 July 1868 in Erfurt; died 2 May 1958 in Heidelberg. He studied in Berlin and was Privatdozent there ...

By Martin Beckmann. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3874. Weber, Max (1864–1920)

Max Weber was born in 1864 at Erfurt and died in 1920 at Munich. After early studies in the history of commercial law, he established himself as one ...

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

3875. Weber, Max (1864–1920)

Max Weber was one of the leading historical political economists in the Germany of the 1890s. Weber's early work in political economy reflected the distinctive ...

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

3876. Weintraub, Sidney (1914–1983)

Weintraub was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 28 April 1914 and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 19 June 1983. Professor at the University of ...

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

3877. Weintraub, Sidney (1914–1983)

Weintraub was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 28 April 1914 and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 19 June 1983. Professor at the University of Pennsylvania ...

By J. A. Kregel. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3878. welfare costs of business cycles

The welfare cost of business cycles measures the benefits that would be obtained by individuals from eliminating all the macroeconomic instability in ...

By Ayse Imrohoroglu. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3879. welfare economics

In 1776, the same year as the American Declaration of Independence, Adam Smith published The Wealth of Nations. Smith laid out an argument that is ...

By Allan M. Feldman. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3880. 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