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LUIGI COSSA (1831-1896)

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 218 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LUIGI COSSA (1831-1896), Italian economist, was born at Milan on the 27th of May 1831. Educated at the universities of Pavia, Vienna and Leipzig, he was appointed professor of political economy at Pavia in 1858. He died at Pavia on the loth of May 1896. Cossa was the author of several works which established for him a high reputation; including Scienza delle finanze (1875, English translation 1888 under title Taxation, its Principles and Methods); Guida allo studio dell' economia politica (1876, English translation 188o), an admirable compendium of the theoretical preliminaries of economics, with a 2 See Bundahish, xv. 2 (S.B.E., v. 53). brief critical history of the science and an excellent bibliography; Introduzione alto studio dell' economia politico (1876, English translation by L. Dyer, 1893); and Saggi di economia politica, 1878.
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