The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Fetter, Frank Albert (1863–1949)

  • Murray N. Rothbard
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Fetter was born on 3 March 1863 in the town of Peru, Indiana, and died on 21 March 1949 in Princeton, New Jersey. He was educated at Indiana and Cornell Universities and received his doctorate in economics at the University of Halle in Germany in 1894; he spent most of his life teaching at Cornell (1901–1911) and Princeton universities (1911–1934).


Austrian economics Basing-point pricing Böhm-Bawerck, E. von Business cycles Capitalization Distribution theories Fetter, F. A. Productivity Rent Time preference Uniform pricing Value theories 

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  • Murray N. Rothbard
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