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Friedrich List
  • Name: Friedrich List
  • Born: 08/06/1789
  • Died: 11/30/1846 (57 years old)

Georg Friedrich List (6 August 1789 – 30 November 1846) was a German-American economist who developed the “National System” of political economy. He was a forefather of the German historical school of economics, and argued for the German Customs Union from a Nationalist standpoint. He advocated imposing tariffs on imported goods while supporting free trade of domestic goods, and stated the cost of a tariff should be seen as an investment in a nation’s future productivity.

Birth Place: Reutlingen, Duchy of Württemberg, Holy Roman Empire

Death Place: Kufstein, County of Tyrol, Austrian Empire

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