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Karl Knies

1821 - 1898

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Karl Gustav Adolf Knies (29 March 1821 – 3 August 1898) was a German economist of the historical school of economics, best known as the author of Political Economy from the Standpoint of the Historical Method (1853). Knies taught at the University of Heidelberg for over 30 years, and was perhaps the most theoretically oriented economist of the older historical school.Like others in the German historical school, Knies disliked the attitudes of the "classical school" (Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and their followers), particularly their belief that the pursuit of individual self-interest redounded to the good of the community. In his Political Economy, p. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Knies has received more than 37,807 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Karl Knies is the 277th most popular economist, the 3,994th most popular biography from Germany and the 33rd most popular German Economist.

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Among economists, Karl Knies ranks 277 out of 315Before him are Esther Duflo, Johann Beckmann, Nouriel Roubini, Robert Barro, Aušra Augustinavičiūtė, and Fakhruddin Ahmed. After him are Michael Kremer, Seth Godin, Lawrence Summers, Shoshana Zuboff, Anna Schwartz, and Alice Salomon.

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Among people born in 1821, Karl Knies ranks 78Before him are Charles Francis Hall, Apollon Maykov, John Abbott, Janko Matúška, Michel Carré, and Jane Wilde. After him are Joseph Noel Paton, Jan van Beers, Juan Bautista Topete, Robert O'Hara Burke, Amalie Dietrich, and Charles Tupper. Among people deceased in 1898, Karl Knies ranks 58Before him are Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, Miklós Barabás, Adolfo Farsari, Louis Buffet, Hermann Wilhelm Vogel, and Matilda Joslyn Gage. After him are Johan Lange, Ángel Ganivet, Ramón Emeterio Betances, Eli Lilly, Joaquín Crespo, and John Hopkinson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Knies ranks 3,994 out of 6,142Before him are Max Lorenz (1901), Rudi Assauer (1944), Paul Pietsch (1911), J. C. Leyendecker (1874), Emil Welti (1825), and Ignaz von Rudhart (1790). After him are Adolf Urban (1914), Bernd Storck (1963), Carl Sternheim (1878), Gottfried Ludolf Camphausen (1803), Bernard Dietz (1948), and Sabine Meyer (1959).

Among ECONOMISTS In Germany

Among economists born in Germany, Karl Knies ranks 33Before him are Wilhelm Georg Friedrich Roscher (1817), Georg Friedrich Knapp (1842), Theodore Levitt (1925), Jörg Meuthen (1961), Wilhelm Lexis (1837), and Johann Beckmann (1739). After him are Alice Salomon (1872), W. Michael Blumenthal (1926), Andreas Kaplan (1977), and Ludwig Lachmann (1906).