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Wicksell, Johan Gustav Knut (1851–1926)

  • Carl G. Uhr
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Johan Gustav Knut Wicksell was born in Stockholm on 20 December 1851, the youngest of six children of Johan and Christina Wicksell. One child died in infancy, so Knut grew up with three sisters a few years older than he, and a brother, Axel, one year older.


Aggregate demand and supply Böhm-Bawerk, E. von Capital theory Cassel, G. Davidson, D. Malthus’s theory of population Marginal cost pricing Marginal productivity theory of distribution Marginal utility theory Market socialism Monetary equilibrium Period of production Socialism Stockholm School Wicksell effects Wicksell, J. G. K. 

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