1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Seligman, Edwin Robert Anderson

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1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 24
Seligman, Edwin Robert Anderson

SELIGMAN, EDWIN ROBERT ANDERSON (1861–  ), American economist, was born at New York on the 25th of April 1861. He was educated at Columbia University, and, after studying for three years in Germany and France, became prize lecturer at Columbia University in 1885, being made adjunct professor of political economy in 1888. He became McVickar professor of political economy in the same university in 1904. His principal works are Railway Tariffs (1887), The Shifting and Incidence of Taxation (1899; 3rd ed., 1910), Progressive Taxation in Theory and Practice (1894; 2nd ed. 1908), Economic Interpretation of History (1902; 2nd ed. 1907), and Principles of Economics (1907).