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

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]

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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