Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman

Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman

Professor Edwin R. A. Seligman (1861-1939) in the main followed J. B. Clark in his theory of value and distribution, but his thought was much more eclectic and he regarded the scope of economics differently. In addition to being America's foremost authority in the field of taxation, he published a book entitled Principles of Economics (1905), attempting to combine the theories of J. B. Clark and the Austrian School and those of the Historical School, with the older doctrines. The influence of German economic thought is apparent.