The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Bücher, Karl Wilhelm (1847–1930)

  • Bertram Schefold
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Karl Bücher was born in Kirberg (Germany) into a poor family. He studied history and classical philology in Bonn and Göttigen. Bücher first worked as a journalist for the liberal Frankfurter Zeitung, and from 1881 taught political economy in Dorpat, Basle, Karlsruhe and Leipzig, where he retired in 1917.


Bücher, K. W. Division of labour Exchange German Historical School Gifts Industrial organization Law of mass production Menger, C. Methodenstreit Rhythm Rodbertus, J. K. Schmoller, G. von Stages theory of economic development 

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  • Bertram Schefold
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