The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Carey, Henry Charles (1793–1879)

  • Henry W. Spiegel
Reference work entry


American social scientist. Born in Philadelphia, the son of Mathew Carey, he was a prolific author, and his influence, though short-lived, spread from Pennsylvania throughout the nation and to Europe.

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  • Henry W. Spiegel
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