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Thorstein Veblen

American academic


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Thorstein Bunde Veblen was an American economist and sociologist who, during his lifetime, emerged as a well-known critic of capitalism.In his best-known book, The Theory of the Leisure Class , Veblen coined the concepts of conspicuous consumption and conspicuous leisure. Historians of economics regard Veblen as the founding father of the institutional economics school. Contemporary economists still theorize Veblen's distinction between "institutions" and "technology", known as the Veblenian dichotomy.

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Carleton College

Liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota

University of Missouri

Public research university in Columbia, Missouri, USA

University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Johns Hopkins University

University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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#25 World Rank
#69 World Rank
#1572 World Rank