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Weyl, Walter Edwardlocked

(11 March 1873–09 November 1919)
  • David W. Levy

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Weyl, Walter Edward (11 March 1873–09 November 1919), economist and writer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Nathan Weyl, a wholesale milliner, and Emilie Stern. An excellent student, Weyl went through the Philadelphia public schools and earned a scholarship to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In his senior year he won a prestigious national essay contest. At Wharton, Weyl came under the influence of the distinguished economist Simon N. Patten, who urged him to pursue graduate work in Europe. From 1892 to 1896 Weyl studied at the University of Halle and in Berlin and Paris. He then returned to the University of Pennsylvania, completed a dissertation on ...

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