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Simon Nelson PATTEN

Simon Nelson PATTEN, economist. President, American Economic Association, 1908.


  • PATTEN, Simon Nelson was born in 1852 in Sandwich, Illinois, United States of America.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy University Halle, Germany, 1878.


    • Social philosopher who never limited himself to the traditional field of economic inquiry. Frequently in volved in intellectual controversy, but his ability to stimulate discussion made him a very successful teacher. He favoured protectionism and nationalism in economic policy.

      Schoolteacher, 1882-1888. Professor Polit Economics, University Pennsylvania, 1888-1917.

    Major achievements

    • President, American Economic Association, 1908.


    • The Theory of Social Forces
    • Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos.
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    Died 1922
    (aged 70)