Hotelling, Harold

Hotelling, HaroldHarold Hotelling


Harold Hotelling was an American economist. Professor of Economics at Columbia University, and Professor of Mathematical Statistics at the University of North Carolina. Hotelling established the case for marginal cost-pricing in public utilities in his article The General Welfare in Relation to Problems of Taxation and of Railway and Utility Rates published in 1938 in the journal Econometrica.