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3871. 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

3872. 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

3873. 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

3874. 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

3875. 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

3876. 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

3877. 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

3878. 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

3879. 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

3880. 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