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Silas Marcus MACVANE

economist

Silas Marcus MACVANE, economist.

Background

MACVANE, Silas Marcus was born in 1842 in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Acadia College, Canada., 1865. Harvard University, 1873.

Career

Teacher of history, law, politics and government and writer of able works on economics. His criticisms of the writings of F. A. Walker in Quarterly Journal of Economics were effective in identifying weaknesses in Walker’s ideas. His Working Principles.. achieved some success as a textbook and was a clear exposition of current orthodoxy.

Instructor, Assistant Professor, Professor, Harvard University, 1875-1911.