Arthur Cecil Pigou

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Arthur Cecil Pigou (November 18, 1877March 7, 1959) was an English economist, known for his work in many fields and particularly in welfare economics. He went to Harrow School and was a graduate of King's College, Cambridge, where he studied under Alfred Marshall. He later succeeded Marshall as professor of political economy. He served on a number of royal commissions including the 1919 commission on income tax.

Pigou pioneered welfare economics. Pigovian taxes, taxes used to correct negative externalities, are named in his honor.

Pigou was a Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University from 1908 to 1943. In 1920, he published the influential book The Economics of Welfare.

[edit] Selected works

  • The Economics of Welfare, 4th ed. 1932.ISBN 0-7658-0739-4
  • Keynes's General Theory: A Retrospective View. 1950.
  • The Political Economy of War. 1921.
  • The Theory of Unemployment. 1933.
  • Unemployment. 1914.
  • Wealth and Welfare. 1912.

[edit] See also

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Arthur Cecil Pigou

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