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Luigi COSSA

economist

Luigi COSSA, Italian economist.

Background

COSSA, Luigi was born in 1831 in Milan, Italy.

Career

Professor Political Economics, University Pavia, 1858-1896. Known chiefly for inspiring teaching which formed a generation of Italian economists into a school. He had studied in Germany with Roscher and this encouraged him to take up work in the history of economics.

His emphasis was not on any particular view of the discipline but on sound methods. The Guida.. is effectively a history of economics, and for its time it was a remarkable achievement.