Irving Fisher nsIn existographies, Irving Fisher (1867-1947) (IQ:#|#) (GEcE:#) [CR:50] was an American economist noted, in physical economics, for []

Overview
In 1892, Fisher completed his PhD dissertation “Mathematical Investigations in the Theory of Value and Prices”, under engineer Willard Gibbs and economist William Sumner at Yale, in which he developed a mechanical analogy between economics and physics, invoking force and distance to be analogous to price and number of goods, respectively. [1]

Fisher's dissertation contained the first-known prototype of a "human thermodynamics variables table", wherein he specifically defines a human as a particle (see: human particle).

Fisher's dissertation was described by Paul Samuelson as the best of all doctoral dissertations in economics. [2]

References
1. (a) Fisher, Irving. (1892). Mathematical Investigations in the Theory of Value and Prices. PhD thesis/dissertation. Yale University.
(b) Saslow, Wayne M. (1999). “An Economic Analogy to Thermodynamics”, Am. J. Phys. 67(12): 1239-47.
2. Mirowski, Philip. (1989). More Heat than Light: Economics as Social Physics, Physics as Nature’s Economics (Irving Fisher, pgs. 222-36, etc). Cambridge University Press.

External links
‚óŹ Irving Fisher – Wikipedia.

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