The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Rothbarth, Erwin (1913–1944)

  • J. R. N. Stone
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Rothbarth was born on 16 December 1913 in Frankfurt am Main, and died on 25 November 1944 at Venraij. He emigrated to England in 1933, where he attained his BA(Econ.) at the London School of Economics in 1936. He became an assistant in Statistical Research in the Faculty of Economics in Cambridge from 1938 to 1940. From May to August 1940 he was interned as an enemy alien. After his release he returned to Cambridge to teach economic statistics. He then volunteered for active service in the British Army in 1944, and was killed in action in Holland.

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