The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Tozer, John Edward (1806–1877)

  • G. Campanelli
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Tozer was born at Woolwich in 1806 and died in London in 1877. He was privately educated and at the age of 26 was admitted as a ‘Pensioner’ of Caius College, Cambridge. He immediately showed his ability in mathematics by carrying off the first prize in 1833 and 1834. In the four years after his graduation in 1836, Tozer wrote two essays on mathematical economics, the first on ‘Machinery’ (1838), and the second on ‘Landlords’ (1840). However, soon after the publication of these two papers he abandoned economics and went into law, in which he achieved distinction. Later he went into university administration.


Fixed capital Mathematics and economics Tozer, J. E. Whewell, W. 

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  • G. Campanelli
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