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Fritz Machlup (December 15, 1902-January 30, 1983) was an Austrian-American economist. He was notable for being one of the first economists to examine knowledge as an economic resource. December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An economist is an individual who studies, develops, and applies theories and concepts from economics, and writes about economic policy. ... Knowledge is information of which someone is aware. ...


Born in Wiener-Neustadt, he earned his doctorate at the University of Vienna. He fled Nazi Germany for the United States in 1933 and became a US citizen in 1940. Machlup's key work was The Production and Distribution of Knowledge in the United States (1962), which is credited with popularizing the concept of the information society. Shortly before his death he completed the third in a series of ten planned volumes collectively called Knowledge: Its Creation, Distribution, and Economic Significance. Wiener Neustadt is located south of Vienna in the state of Lower Austria. ... University of Vienna, main building, seen from Beethovens apartment The University of Vienna (German: Universität Wien) in Austria was founded in 1365 by Rudolph IV and hence named Alma mater Rudolphina. ... The term National Socialism has been used in self-description by a number of different political groups and ideologies, some of which have no connection with the Nazis; see National socialism (disambiguation). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... This article is about a new type of society called an Information Society. ...


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Biographical Profile: Fritz Machlup (972 words)
Machlup is one of the fathers of thinking about what has come to be labelled the information society and the information economy.
Fritz Machlup was born in Wiener Neustadt (Austria) on 15 December 1902, the son of a minor industrialist.
Machlup was a consultant to the US Treasury from 1965 to 1977, having formed the Bellagio Group of academics to study international monetary problems in 1963.
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