William Jevons

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
William Jevons

Name: William Stanley Jevons

Born: September 1, 1835, in Liverpool, UK

Death: August 13, 1882 (Age: 46)

Computer-related contributions

  • British economist and logician known for marginal utility theory.
  • Credited to have started the mathematical method in economics.

Significant publications

  • The State in Relation to Labour (1882).
  • Principles of Science (1874).
  • The Theory of Political Economy (1871).
  • A Serious Fall in the Value of Gold (1863).
  • A General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy (1862).


"Can the reader say what two numbers multiplied together will produce the number 8616460799? I think it unlikely that anyone but myself will ever know."