Carl Menger

1840 - 1921

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Carl Menger von Wolfensgrün (; German: [ˈmɛŋɐ]; 28 February 1840 – 26 February 1921) was an Austrian economist and the founder of the Austrian School of economics. Menger contributed to the development of the theories of marginalism and marginal utility, which rejected cost-of-production theory of value, such as developed by the classical economists such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Menger has received more than 381,271 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Carl Menger is the 32nd most popular economist (up from 33rd in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from Poland (up from 88th in 2019) and the most popular Polish Economist.

Carl Menger is most famous for his theory of marginal utility. He argued that the value of a good or service is not determined by the total quantity of it, but rather by the last unit consumed.

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Among economists, Carl Menger ranks 32 out of 315Before him are William Petty, Simon Kuznets, Ronald Coase, Friedrich List, Wassily Leontief, and Gunnar Myrdal. After him are Michael Porter, Karl Polanyi, Léon Walras, Jan Tinbergen, Elinor Ostrom, and Werner Sombart.

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Among people born in 1840, Carl Menger ranks 14Before him are Odilon Redon, Ernst Abbe, Carlota of Mexico, Crazy Horse, Edward Drinker Cope, and John Boyd Dunlop. After him are Father Damien, Thomas Hardy, August Bebel, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Hiram Maxim, and Alfred Thayer Mahan. Among people deceased in 1921, Carl Menger ranks 9Before him are Peter Kropotkin, Peter I of Serbia, Talaat Pasha, Gabriel Lippmann, Ludwig III of Bavaria, and John Boyd Dunlop. After him are Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Alfred Hermann Fried, Antoni Grabowski, Nicholas I of Montenegro, and Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Carl Menger ranks 86 out of 1,231Before him are Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Anton Denikin (1872), Emil von Behring (1854), Pola Negri (1897), Hanna Reitsch (1912), and Anna Anderson (1896). After him are Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Marie Walewska (1786), Johannes Hevelius (1611), and Horst Köhler (1943).

Among ECONOMISTS In Poland

Among economists born in Poland, Carl Menger ranks 1After him are Reinhard Selten (1930), Michał Kalecki (1899), Oskar R. Lange (1904), Leopold von Wiese (1876), Leszek Balcerowicz (1947), Jan Krzysztof Bielecki (1951), and Sławomir Skrzypek (1963).