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Böhm-Bawerk, Eugen#

b. Brno, Czech Republic (then Bruenn), Feb. 12, 1851, d. Kramsach (Tyrol), Aug. 27, 1914, important political economist. University professor in Innsbruck and Vienna, 1911-1914 president of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Together with K. Menger von Wolfensgruen and F. Wieser founded the Austrian school of political economy ( Marginal Utility Theory ), developed the agio theory of interest. As Minister of Finance he introduced progressive income tax.

Works#

Kapital und Kapitalzins, 2 vols., 1889; Ges. Schriften, ed. by F. X. Weiss, 2 vols., 1926.

Literature#

S. Tomo, E. v. B.-B., 1994; B. Schefold, E. v. B.-B.: Endeckungen und Irrtuemer in der Geschichte der Zinstheorien, 1994; OeBL.