Irving Fisher

Fisher photographed by [[George Grantham Bain]] in 1927 Irving Fisher (February 27, 1867 – April 29, 1947) was an American economist, statistician, inventor, eugenicist and progressive social campaigner. He was one of the earliest American neoclassical economists, though his later work on debt deflation has been embraced by the post-Keynesian school. Joseph Schumpeter described him as "the greatest economist the United States has ever produced", an assessment later repeated by James Tobin and Milton Friedman.

Fisher made important contributions to utility theory and general equilibrium. He was also a pioneer in the rigorous study of intertemporal choice in markets, which led him to develop a theory of capital and interest rates. His research on the quantity theory of money inaugurated the school of macroeconomic thought known as "monetarism". Fisher was also a pioneer of econometrics, including the development of index numbers. Some concepts named after him include the Fisher equation, the Fisher hypothesis, the international Fisher effect, the Fisher separation theorem and Fisher market.

Fisher was perhaps the first celebrity economist, but his reputation during his lifetime was irreparably harmed by his public statement, just nine days before the Wall Street Crash of 1929, that the stock market had reached "a permanently high plateau". His subsequent theory of debt deflation as an explanation of the Great Depression, as well as his advocacy of full-reserve banking and alternative currencies, were largely ignored in favor of the work of John Maynard Keynes. Fisher's reputation has since recovered in academic economics, particularly after his theoretical models were rediscovered in the late 1960s to the 1970s, a period of increasing reliance on mathematical models within the field. Interest in him has also grown in the public due to an increased interest in debt deflation after the Great Recession.

Fisher was one of the foremost proponents of the full-reserve banking, which he advocated as one of the authors of A Program for Monetary Reform where the general proposal is outlined. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1915
    New York and London, Funk & Wagnalls company, 1915.
    345 p.
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    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1911
    New York, The Macmillan Company, 1911.
    xxii p., 1 ℓ., 505 p. tables (2 fold.) diagrs. 22 cm.
  3. 3
    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1942
    New York, London, Harper & Brothers, 1942.
    xiv, 277 p. incl. tables. 22 cm.
  4. 4
    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1930
    New York, Macmillan, 1930 [c1906]
    xxi, 427 p. diagrs. 22 cm.
  5. 5
    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1914
    New York, The Macmillan Company, 1914.
    ix, 4, xi-xiv p., 1 l., 233 p. illus., fold. pl., diagrs. 20 cm.
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    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1893
    [New Haven, Press of Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor] 1893.
    160 p. 23 cm.
  7. 7
    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1925
    New Haven, Yale University Press, 1925.
    xii, 126 p. front., pl., diagrs. 24 cm.
  8. 8
    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1918
    New Haven, Yale University Press; [etc.,etc.] 1918.
    viii, 55 p. 18 cm.
  9. 9
    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1911
    New York, The Macmillan Company, 1911.
    xv, 476 p. fold. pl., diagrs. 21 cm.
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  11. 11
    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1909
    Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1909.
    ix, 138 p. ill.
    Also available online.
  12. 12
    Wen ding huo bi yun dong shi
    稳定貨幣運動史
    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1938
    Changsha : Shang wu yin shu guan, Minguo 27 [1938]
    2 v.
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    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1919
    New York and London, Funk and Wagnalls company, c1919.
    xxiv, 461 p. incl. illus., tables, plates, ports, diagrs. (part fold.) 19 cm.
  14. 14
    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1938
    New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1938.
    1 online resource (xxvii, 422 p.) ill.
    Center for Research Libraries
    Online Resource
  15. 15
    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1926
    New York, The Macmillan Company, 1926.
    7 p. l., 255 p. illus. (facsims) diagrs. 20 cm.
  16. 16
    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1938
    New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1938.
    xxvii, 422 p. ill.
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    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1925
    New York and London, Funk & Wagnalls company, [c1925]
    xxviii, 513 p. incl. illus., tables, diagrs. front., plates, ports., fold. diagr. 20 cm.
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    by Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947
    Published 1924
    New York, Funk & Wagnalls company, [c1924]
    x, 123 p. 18 cm.
  19. 19
    New York, London, Macmillan; Macmillan; 1897.
    ix, 213 p. diagrs. 18 cm.
    Other Authors: ...Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947...
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    by MacKaye, Percy, 1875-1956
    Published 1915
    New York : Macmillan, 1915.
    55 p. ; 18 cm.
    Other Authors: ...Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947...

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