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Thorstein Bunde Veblen

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Date of Birth: 07/30/1857

Age: 72

Place of birth: Kato (Wisconsin).

Citizenship: United States

Background

Veblen, Thorstein Bunde (Veblen, Thorstein Bunde) (1857-1929), American economist. Born in Kato (Wis.) July 30, 1857 in a family of Norwegian immigrants. He graduated from Carleton College in Northfield (Minn.), Engaged in teaching, he entered the University Johns Hopkins. Unable to get a scholarship, he went to Yale University, where he obtained in 1884 his doctorate for his thesis The ethical foundation of the doctrine of retribution (Ethical Grounds of a Doctrine of Retribution). Due to the agnostic views for a long time could not get a place at university, but in 1891 was still accepted to graduate school at Cornell University, and the next year thanks to the patronage Dzh.L.Laflina moved to the newly opened University of Chicago, where he taught until 1906. He was editor of the "Journal of political economy