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Simon Nelson PATTEN

economist

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • President, American Economic Association, 1908.

Works