The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Del Mar, Alexander (1836–1926)

  • Joseph Aschheim
  • George S. Tavlas
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Born in New York City and educated as a mining engineer at New York University, Del Mar formulated views on monetary economics on the basis of numerous empirical investigations which he undertook both on his own during the Civil War, and while serving as the first director of the US Bureau of Statistics.

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  1. Tavlas, G.S., and J. Aschheim. 1985. Alexander Del Mar, Irving Fisher, and monetary economics. The Canadian Journal of Economics 18(2): 294–313.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • Joseph Aschheim
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  • George S. Tavlas
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