Frank Taussig

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Frank William Taussig

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Frank William Taussig (1859 - 1940) was a U.S. economist and educator, born in St. Louis. He graduated at Harvard in 1879, taught there for ten years, became professor of economics in 1892, and remained at Harvard as a professor of economics. Professor Taussig is credited with creating the foundations of modern trade theory.

He was also the editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics from 1889 to 1890 and from 1896 to 1935; president of the American Economic Association in 1904 and 1905; and chairperson of the United States Tariff Commission from 1917 to 1919.

The successor to his chair at Harvard was Joseph Schumpeter.


  • The Tariff History of the United States (1888; sixth edition, revised, 1914), a standard work [1]
  • Protection to Young Industries as Applied to the United States (1883; second edition, 1886)
  • History of the Present Tariff, 1860-83 (1885)
  • The Silver Situation in the United States (1892; third edition, revised, 1896)
  • Wages and Capital (1896)
  • Principles of Economics (1911; second edition, 1915)
  • Some Aspects of the Tariff Question (1915)
  • Inventors and Money Makers (1915), Brown University lectures


  • Britannica Online

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