The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Whewell, William (1799–1866)

  • G. Campanelli
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Whewell was born in Lancaster and died in Cambridge. He received his early education at Lancaster Grammar School and Heversham School, Westmoreland, and in 1812 he went up to Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1817 he became a Fellow of the college, in 1823 a tutor. In 1841 he was made Master, an appointment which he held until his death.


Fixed capital Mathematical economics Mathematical method in political economy Production price Whewell, W. 

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