Irving Fisher's pioneering work in health economics

implications for contemporary society - one hundred years hence

Toomas Truuvert

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Abstract

This paper presents a first draft of a sketch that investigates motivations which underpinned Fisher's pioneering work in health economics and reflects on lifestyle. Changes advocated, which at the conference presentation are intended for discussion and assessment on their implications for contemporary society - one hundred years hence. This is considered against the backdrop of the early years in academia; a near fatal bout with illness and an extended convalesce; and the period that spans conception to publication of his Impatience and Opportunity Theory of Interest These episodes in Fisher's early life, academic career, and reformer of society, are seasoned with events heralding change in Fisher's pattern of thinking about his role in society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife & Development International Forum
Subtitle of host publicationpapers
Place of PublicationHangzhou, China
PublisherLife & Development International Forum
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventLife & Development International Forum - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 6 Nov 20109 Nov 2010

Conference

ConferenceLife & Development International Forum
CityHangzhou, China
Period6/11/109/11/10

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