Francis Ysidro Edgeworth

  • Peter Newman
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Giving the Sidney Ball Lecture in May 1929, A.C. Pigou remarked that ‘During some thirty years until their recent deaths in honoured age, the two outstanding names in English economics were Marshall at Cambridge and Edgeworth here in Oxford’ (Pigou and Robertson, 1931, p. 3). That the names were presented in that non-alphabetical order was not just Cambridge insularity but a universal perception. In a letter to Edgeworth from Bari in November 1890, Pantaleoni wrote that ‘… you are the closest approximation of a match for Marshall in England. You know that to my mind, Marshall is simply a new Ricardo who has appeared in the field — and to be second to him is as great an honour as a scientific man can wish for, in our time.’ The modest Edgeworth would have concurred: ‘Marshall was at the Council to-day; it was as if Achilles had come back,’ (reported by Bonar, 1926, p. 650).


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