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Frank Taussig (1859-1940)
Sesquicentennial of the Birth of Frank Taussig
(1859-1940)

Frank W. Taussig (1859-1940) was an American economist who taught at Harvard University, and worked on international trade. His articles and books on tariffs, both in theory and in careful empirical studies of industries and history, became the foundation of how modern trade theory is taught today. He was editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Taussig's book Some Aspects of the Tariff Question (1915) became a classic work on modern trade theory. The book is an elaboration of articles which he wrote for the Quarterly Journal of Economics and other journals in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

[For further reading see the Classical School of Political Economy]