The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Knies, Karl Gustav Adolf (1821–1898)

  • B. Schefold
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Karl Knies was born in Marburg, the son of a police employee. He studied history and political science in Marburg, and in 1846 was appointed university lecturer. In 1855, after a break in his career due to political problems, he was appointed professor in Freiburg. He transferred to Heidelberg in 1865, where he taught until 1896.


Causality in economics Culture and economics Knies, K. G. A. Labour theory of value Marx, K. H. Ricardo, D. Roscher, W. G. F. Walras, L. Weber, M. 

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