William Amasa Scott

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William Amasa Scott (1862 – 1944) was an American economist and one of the leading representatives of the marginalist school.[1] Born in Clarkson, New York, he received his B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1886, and his PhD under supervision of Richard T. Ely from Johns Hopkins University in 1892.[2] Scott was a professor of Political Economy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison until 1931, and a contributor to John Kells Ingram’s A History of Political Economy.[3]


  1. ^ Stark, Werner (1994). History and Historians of Political Economy. Transaction. p. 162. 
  2. ^ "William A. Scott, 1862-1942". HET: History of Economic Thought. 
  3. ^ Morton, Walter A. (1945). "William A. Scott 1862–1944". American Economic Review. 35 (4): 786–787. JSTOR 1809430.