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Edward Van Dyke Robinson, American economist.


Robinson, Edward Van Dyke was born on December 20, 1867 in Bloomington, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles Stanley and Wilhelmina (von Schwanenfiügel) Robinson.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1890, A.M., 1891. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Leipzig, 1895.


Superintendent schools, Schoolcraft, Michigan, 1892-1893. Principal high schools, Muskegon, Rock Island, and St. Paul, 1895-1907. Acting professor economics and politics, Albion College, 1901.

Special lecturer on economics and political science, Augustana College, 1898. Lecturer physiography and commercial geography, University of Minnesota summer school, 1901-1902. Lecturer commercial geography, University of Chicago, summer quarter, 1908.

Professor of economics, University of Minnesota, since 1907. Delaware University of Minnesota to Darwin Centennial Celebration, Cambridge, England, 1909, and Five Hundredth Anniversary Celebration of University of Leipzig, 1909.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Nature of the Federal State, 1893. War and Economics, 1900. Division of Government Power in Ancient Greece, 1901.

      Text Book of Commercial Geography, 1909. Railroad Taxation in Minnesota, Analysis of the Gross Earnings Tax, 1912. The Cost of Government, National, State and Local, 1912.


Married Clare Howard, June 30, 1897.

Charles Stanley Robinson

Wilhelmina (von Schwanenfiügel) Robinson

Clare Howard