The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Neisser, Hans Philipp (1895–1975)

  • Edward J. Nell
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Born in Germany on 3 September 1895, Hans Neisser came to the United States after his dismissal from his post as Deputy Director of Research in the Institute of World Economics at Kiel University in 1933, a post which had followed a distinguished career as an economic adviser to the Weimer government. While at Kiel he wrote Der Tauschwert Des Geldes, an important contribution to monetary theory, which also led him to formulate his critique of the Walrasian system. In the United States he first became Professor of Monetary Theory at the University of Pensylvania, and then worked in the Office of Price Administration during World War II, finally joining the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in 1943, where he remained as Professor until his retirement in 1965, and as an active Emeritus until his death in 1975.

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  • Edward J. Nell
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