The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Simmel, Georg (1858–1918)

  • S. Herbert Frankel
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Simmel was born in Berlin. He became a lecturer in the University of Berlin in 1885 but was not promoted beyond the position of Extraordinary Professor. This was mainly because of his Jewish ancestry. Reluctantly he finally accepted a call from Strassburg to become Professor of Philosophy.

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