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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/5766/misess-favorite-anglo-american-economists/

Mises’s Favorite Anglo-American Economists

October 18, 2006 by

Following the example and suggestions of his revered teacher Böhm-Bawerk, Mises also read widely and absorbed a myriad of influences from a diverse group of economists. Although unfailingly generous in his attribution of specific ideas and concepts to other thinkers, Mises was quite sparing in his praise for individual economists. Indeed he once wrote, “There never lived at the same time more than a score of men whose work contributed anything essential to economics.” But even among these men, Mises definitely had his favorites. John Bates Clark was among them. FULL ARTICLE

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Dennis Sperduto October 18, 2006 at 6:11 pm

Given that Ludwig von Mises was the 20th century’s foremost economist, an article that discusses a significant influence on his intellectual development is most welcomed.

In addition, John Bates Clark influenced Mises regarding an important topic, specifically, the methodological/epistemological status of the ERE. The mainstream economics profession would have a considerably better understanding of economic reality if they adopted Mises’s insights regarding the ERE.

Alan Dunn October 19, 2006 at 7:46 am

Great article – I had no idea that Mises thought so highly of Clark.
Look forward to the proposed article on Mises and Cannan.

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