Francis Ysidro Edgeworth

Francis Ysidro Edgeworth ( born February 8, 1845 in Edgeworthstown, County Longford, Ireland, † February 13, 1926 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England) was an Irish economist.

Edgeworth took the idea of ​​a progressive tax, which he - Arthur Cecil Pigou as well - founded with the declining marginal utility of income. According to him, both the Edgeworth box and the Edgeworth - tax paradox was named. For his work he was awarded in 1907 by the Royal Statistical Society with the Guy Medal in Gold.