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GUSTAV COHN (184o– )

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 652 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GUSTAV COHN (184o– ), German economist, was born on the 12th of December 184o at Marienwerder, in West Prussia. He was educated at Berlin and Jena universities. In 1869 he obtained a post at the polytechnic in Riga, and in 1875 was elected a professor at the polytechnic at Zurich. In 1873 he went to England for a period of study, and as a result published his Untersuchungen tither die englische Eisenbahnpolitik (Leipzig, 1874–187J). In 1884 he was appointed professor of political science at Gottingen. Cohn's best-known works are System der Nationaldkonomie (Stuttgart, 1885); Finanzwissenschoft (1889); Nationalokonomische Studien (1886), and Zur Geschichte and Politik des Verkehrswesens (1900).
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