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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 425,394 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Carl Menger is the 29th most popular economist (up from 32nd in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Poland (up from 86th 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 29 out of 315Before him are Michael Porter, Joseph Stiglitz, Herbert A. Simon, Simon Kuznets, Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, and William Petty. After him are Barack Obama Sr., Klaus Schwab, Alexander Hamilton, Ronald Coase, Gunnar Myrdal, and Léon Walras.

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Among people born in 1840, Carl Menger ranks 10Before him are Émile Zola, Victoria, Princess Royal, Murad V, Odilon Redon, Carlota of Mexico, and Alphonse Daudet. After him are Ernst Abbe, John Boyd Dunlop, Edward Drinker Cope, Crazy Horse, Father Damien, and August Bebel. Among people deceased in 1921, Carl Menger ranks 8Before him are Enrico Caruso, Peter Kropotkin, Peter I of Serbia, Gabriel Lippmann, Ludwig III of Bavaria, and Alfred Hermann Fried. After him are John Boyd Dunlop, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Talaat Pasha, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, and Nicholas I of Montenegro.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Carl Menger ranks 82 out of 1,454Before him are John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Pola Negri (1897), Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895), Anna Jagiellon (1523), Horst Köhler (1943), and Benoit Mandelbrot (1924). After him are Egon Krenz (1937), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Johannes Hevelius (1611), Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Anton Denikin (1872), and Kurt Alder (1902).

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), Henryk Grossman (1881), and Sławomir Skrzypek (1963).