The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Nicholson, Joseph Shield (1850–1927)

  • B. F. Kiker
Reference work entry


Nicholson was born in Wrawby, Lincolnshire and educated at Cambridge. An influential economist and prolific writer, he held the Chair of Political Economy at the University of Edinburgh from 1880 to 1925.

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  • B. F. Kiker
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