The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Brick, Laurits Vilhelm (1871–1933)

  • Hans Brems
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Birck was born on 17 February 1871 in Copenhagen. He took his degree in economics at the University of Copenhagen in 1893, travelled in the United States in 1893 and in Britain and France in 1898–9. He served as a member of parliament and was active in wartime price control and postwar royal commissions on financial collapse and the great depression. He taught economics and public finance at his alma mater 1903–33 and died on 4 February 1933 in Copenhagen.

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  • Hans Brems
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