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New In the Store: Frank Fetter’s ‘Economic Principles’

October 21, 2013 in Economics

By Mises Updates


Now available in the store as an ebook: Frank Fetter’s book Economic Principles.

Frank A. Fetter was a leading American follower of Carl Menger and the early Austrians. He was the first economist to develop a complete statement of the pure time preference theory of interest, and he revolutionized the theory of rent which had been developed by David Ricardo and the classical economists and was still accepted by economists 100 years later.

Both Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard were heavily influenced by Fetter’s writings. Economic Principles is the culmination of Fetter’s work and provides a complete and systematic exposition of economic theory based on the Austrian subjective-value approach. Murray Rothbard mentioned it as one of the great economics treatises written before the First World War.

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