Alvin Hansen

1887 - 1975

Alvin Hansen

Alvin Harvey Hansen (August 23, 1887 – June 6, 1975), often referred to as "the American Keynes", was a professor of economics at Harvard, a widely read author on current economic issues, and an influential advisor to the government who helped create the Council of Economic Advisors and the Social Security system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alvin Hansen has received more than 85,758 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 200th most popular economist.

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Among economists, Alvin Hansen ranks 200 out of 288Before him are Hernando de Soto Polar, Bertrand de Jouvenel, Kristalina Georgieva, Eugen Slutsky, E. F. Schumacher, and Peter Senge. After him are Hyman Minsky, Michel Camdessus, Paul Volcker, Henry Hazlitt, Fritz Machlup, and Ragnar Nurkse.

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Among people born in 1887, Alvin Hansen ranks 113Before him are Rudolf Beran, Edelmiro Julián Farrell, Sydir Kovpak, Paula von Preradović, Louis Leon Thurstone, and Rupert Brooke. After him are Ernst Wiechert, Marc Mitscher, Simon Kimbangu, Rudolph Lewis, Jānis Rudzutaks, and Amadeo de Souza Cardoso. Among people deceased in 1975, Alvin Hansen ranks 97Before him are Jacques Duclos, Nihal Atsız, Vladimir Kuts, Tim Buckley, Ma Bufang, and Louis Van Hege. After him are Luigi Carlo Borromeo, Mina Witkojc, Virginio Rosetta, Shigeyoshi Inoue, Andrés Mazali, and Aníbal Troilo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alvin Hansen ranks 3,303 out of 12,171Before him are Peter Senge (1947), Brenda Vaccaro (1939), Tyga (1989), Bernie Mac (1957), Carl Bernstein (1944), and Stanley Schachter (1922). After him are Sanford B. Dole (1844), Richard Yates (1926), James Nachtwey (1948), Peter Benchley (1940), Vera Wang (1949), and Del Shannon (1934).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Alvin Hansen ranks 66Before him are Ben Bernanke (1953), Henry George (1839), Lars Peter Hansen (1952), William Baumol (1922), David D. Friedman (1945), and Peter Senge (1947). After him are Hyman Minsky (1919), Paul Volcker (1927), Henry Hazlitt (1894), Benjamin Tucker (1854), Paul Sweezy (1910), and Alvin E. Roth (1951).