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British Library of Political and Economic Science

MENGER, Carl, 1840-1921, Austrian economist


Reference code(s): GB 0097 R 0153

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: MENGER, Carl, 1840-1921, Austrian economist

Date(s): [1890]

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 volume

Name of creator(s): Menger | Carl | 1840-1921 | Austrian economist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1840; studied economics at the Universities of Prague and Vienna, 1859-1863; became a prominent economic journalist, as well as writing a number of novels and comedies; gained a doctorate in law, 1866, and worked as an apprentice lawyer until granted a law degree from the University of Krakow, 1867; returned to work as a journalist, and developed Mengarian economics, which reconstructed price theory; published The principles of economics, 1871; joined the civil service, in the Press Department of the Austrian Cabinet, 1870-1873; appointed Lecturer, 1872, and Associate Professor, 1873-1876, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Vienna; tutor of Crown Prince Rudolph von Hapsburg, 1876-1878; Professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Law, University of Vienna, 1879-1903; published Investigation into the method of social sciences with special reference to economics, 1883; publication of The errors of historicism in German economics, 1884, began a lengthy debate between the Austrian School and the German Historical School; Member of a Commission charged with the reformation of the Austrian monetary system, 1888-1892; died 1921.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript notebook belonging to Carl Menger, [1890], containing names and university addresses of professors of political economy and other related disciplines across the world, as well as the names of principal economic journals. The volume also contains some loose correspondence.


Language/scripts of material: [German]

System of arrangement:

1 volume

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Conditions governing reproduction:

No copyright restrictions.

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No further list required.


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Archival history:

Also known as R 0153.

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Related material:

The British Library of Political and Economic Science also holds a bibliography of political economy compiled by Carl Menger (Ref: SR 1045).

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2001

Political history | History
Political science

Personal names
Menger | Carl | 1840-1921 | Austrian economist

Corporate names

Austria | Western Europe | Europe