The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Westergaard, Harald Ludvig (1853–1936)

  • Hans Brems
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Westergaard was born on 19 April 1853 in Copenhagen. At the University of Copenhagen he took degrees in mathematics (1874) and economics (1877). He studied in Britain and Germany (1877–8), taught statistics and economics at his alma mater from 1883 to 1924, and died on 13 December 1936 in Copenhagen.

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