Die Grundlagen Der Ökonomischen Theorie. Eine Einführung.

BERNARDELLI Harro (1933.)

£350.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. iv, 100 pp. Original yellow printed wrappers, edges untrimmed. A fine copy. Tubingen, Verlag von J.C.B. Mohr.

Harro Bernadelli's (1906-1981) first published book, an elementary textbook on economics, "a copy of which is preserved in Schumpeter’s personal library" (Donoghue, p. 25). Bernardelli had completed his PhD at Frankfurt, before moving to the London School of Economics in 1931, thriving alongside "such luminaries as John Hicks, Ronald Coase and Friedrich von Hayek, all formative members of the LSE’s vibrant intellectual milieu responsible for distilling pathbreaking innovations in business cycle theory, price theory and capital theory. … Bernardelli’s innate mathematical prowess kept him at the forefront of developments in economic theory, one of which was a brief disagreement with an aspiring Paul Samuelson" (Donoghue, p. 24f).

Bernardelli later emigrated to New Zealand via a stint in Burma and became well known in academic circles until the early 1950s, developing the matrix discrete-time version of the Lotka population-growth model, "now considered a pioneering application of matrix theory to demographic analysis" (Donoghue, p. 26).

Ownership inscription to title page. Some occasional pencilled underling and marginal highlighting. 

See M. Donoghue, 'Harro Bernardelli (1906-1981)' in A biographical dictionary of Australian and New Zealand economists.

Stock Code: 235101

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