The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Nicholls, William Hord (1914–1978)

  • Karl A. Fox
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Born on 19 July 1914 in Lexington, Kentucky, Nicholls was the son of a respected agricultural economist. After completing a liberal arts degree at the University of Kentucky, Nicholls took up graduate work in economics at Harvard (1934–7), where he was strongly influenced by John D. Black and Edward Chamberlin. He held faculty positions at Iowa State College during 1938–44, at the University of Chicago during 1945–8, and at Vanderbilt University from 1948 until his death on 4 August 1978.

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  • Karl A. Fox
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