William Stanley Jevons

[Revised entry by Bert Mosselmans on February 12, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] William Stanley Jevons (1835 - 1882) was an economist and philosopher who foreshadowed several developments of the
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[Revised entry by Bert Mosselmans on February 12, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] William Stanley Jevons (1835 - 1882) was an economist and philosopher who foreshadowed several developments of the 20th century. He is one of the main contributors to the 'marginal revolution', which revolutionised economic theory and shifted classical to neoclassical economics. He was the first economist to construct index numbers, and he had a tremendous influence on the development of empirical methods and the use of statistics and...

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