Economic Theory and Method

Economic Theory and Method

Economic Theory and Method

Economic Theory and Method

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This book is a translation of my Danish book Økonomisk Teori og Metode(Nyt Nordisk Forlag, Copenhagen, 1942) thoroughly revised and considerably enlarged.

I once more thank Professor Carl Iversen, University of CopenhagenProfessor Erik Lindahl, University of Uppsala, and Professor ErichSchneider, formerly University of Aarhus and now University of Kiel, fortheir kind revision of the manuscript of the original Danish edition.Further, I thank Mr. Bjarke Fog, Copenhagen Graduate School of Business Administration, and Mr. T. W. Hutchison, of the London School ofEconomics, for reading parts of the manuscript, Dr. Hans Brems, now ofthe University of California, Berkely, for assistance in revision of themanuscript, Mr. Nørregaard Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen forwriting the last part of Chapter 39, Mr. Alan T. Peacock, Reader of Public Finance, London School of Economics, for some valuable suggestionsand not least Mr. Peacoch, Professor Edward H. Chamberlin, HarvardUniversity, and Professor Machlup, Johns Hopkins University, for theirfriendly cooperation in arranging for the publication of the book. I alsothank Mr. Maitland for his assistance in proof-reading and in compilingthe index.

The translation has been performed by my wife, Else Zeuthen, towhom I also am very thankful, and it was at an early stage revised byProfessor Harold M. Somers of the University of Buffalo, U.S.A., towhom I am very grateful for his able corrections and valuable suggestions.I also gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Rask-ØrstedFoundation, which has made a grant covering a part of the expenses ofthe translation. The author alone is responsible for the form and substance of the contents of this book.

January 1954 F. ZEUTHEN

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