The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Commons, John Rogers (1862–1945)

  • Warren J. Samuels
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Commons was born on 13 October 1862 in Hollandsburg, Ohio, and died on 11 May 1945 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He studied at Oberlin College (BA, 1888) and Johns Hopkins University (1888–90). He taught at Wesleyan, Oberlin, Indiana, Syracuse, and Wisconsin (1904–32).


American Association for Labor Legislation American Economic Association Capitalism Collective action Commons, J. R. Fisher, I. Institutional economics Methodological individualism National Bureau of Economic Research New deal Trade unions Veblen, T 

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