The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Haberler, Gottfried (1900–1995)

  • John S. Chipman
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Gottfried Haberler was born on 20 July 1900 in Purkersdorf, near Vienna. He studied economics at the University of Vienna under Friedrich von Wieser and Ludwig von Mises, where he received doctorates in law (1923) and economics (1925). After two years in the United States and Britain he returned to Vienna, received his habilitation in 1928, and was appointed lecturer, later professor, of economics, at the University of Vienna, from 1928 to 1936. He was appointed professor at Harvard University in 1936, where he remained until his retirement in 1971, after which he was a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC. He was President of the International Economic Association (1950–1), the National Bureau of Economic Research (1955), and the American Economic Association (1963). In 1980 he was awarded the Antonio Feltrinelli prize.


Barone, E. Business cycles Comparative costs Cost-of-living index Factor mobility Fixed exchange rates Free trade Haberler, G. Homothetic preferences Indirect utility functions Inflation International trade theory Laspeyres index Paasche index Pigou effect Production-possibility frontier Purchasing power parity Real-balance effect Specific factor Stagflation Transfer problem 

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