Wilhelm Launhardt

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Wilhelm Launhardt

Carl Wilhelm Friedrich Launhardt (7 April 1832 – 14 May 1918) was a German mathematician and economist.

Launhardt was born in Hanover, the capital of the Kingdom of Hanover. He studied and taught at Hanover's technical school. Following Hanover's annexation by the Kingdom of Prussia, Launhardt served in the Prussian House of Lords.

In 1885 he succeeded in calculating the optimal rate of duties in the sense of the effects of the terms of trade.


Mathematische Begründung der Volkswirtschaftslehre, 1885
  • Wilhelm Launhardt, A. Bewley (1900). The Theory of the Trace. Lawrence Asylum Press., 1872
  • "Die Bestimmung des Zweckmässigsten Standortes einer Gewerblichen Anlage", Zeitschrift des Vereines Deutscher Ingenieure, 1882
  • Mathematische Begründung der Volkswirtschaftslehre, 1885.
  • Theory of Network Planning, 1888.
  • Launhardt, Wilhelm (1885). Mathematische Begründung der Volkswirtschaftslehre (in German). Leipzig: Engelmann, Wilhelm. Retrieved 23 June 2015.

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