The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Wagner, Adolph Heinrich Gotthelf (1835–1917)

  • Hermann Reich
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_1699

Abstract

Adolph Wagner was born in Erlangen (Franconia), the son of a professor of physiology. Studied in Heidelberg and Göttingen and taught between 1858 and 1870 in Vienna, Hamburg, Dorpat (today Tartu, Estonia) and Freiburg (Breisgau). In 1870 he was appointed professor of political economy at the University of Berlin, a position which he was to hold for 46 years, and where he became one of the most important economists of the German Reich.

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  • Hermann Reich
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