The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Cohn, Gustav (1840–1919)

  • H. C. Recktenwald
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Lecturer (Privatdozent) at the University of Heidelberg in 1869, Cohn was appointed professor of economics at the Riga Polytechnic Institute (1869–72). After spending some years in England he was appointed to a chair of economics at the Zürich Polytechnic Institute in 1875 and then in Göttingen in 1884. There he lived up to his death in 1919.

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  • H. C. Recktenwald
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