Frank Knight 1885-1972

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Best known as the founder of the "Chicago School" of free market economics, Frank Knight was an influential member of the University faculty for more than twenty years. As a professor of economics, social science, and philosophy, Knight was concerned with the impact of economic change on individuals and the relationship between science, philosophy, and techniques of social research. This exhibit, which coincides with the centenary of Frank Knight's birth, is drawn from the Frank Knight papers held by the University of Chicago Archives, Department of Special Collections, the University of Chicago Library.