The economic organization, by Frank H. Knight: A reader’s guide

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Generations of students at the University of Chicago during the 1930s and 1940s were introduced to economics by Frank H. Knight’s little textbook, The Economic Organization (EO). Originally written for classroom use at the University of Iowa in the mid- 1920s, the material in EO was intended as part of a larger textbook project.1 Knight continued to work on an economics textbook throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, but no book was ever published. EO, therefore, contains the only textbook material of Knight’s ever published.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Elgar Companion to the Chicago School of Economics
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781849806664
ISBN (Print)9781840648744
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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