Alvin Hansen

1887 - 1975

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Alvin Harvey Hansen (August 23, 1887 – June 6, 1975) was an American economist who taught at the University of Minnesota and was later a chair professor of economics at Harvard University. Often referred to as "the American Keynes", he was a widely read popular author on economic issues, and an influential advisor to the government on economic policy. Hansen 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 114,343 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Alvin Hansen is the 203rd most popular economist (down from 200th in 2019), the 3,640th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,300th in 2019) and the 67th most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, Alvin Hansen ranks 203 out of 315Before him are William Baumol, Peter Senge, Roger Myerson, Wilhelm Röpke, Eugen Slutsky, and Albert O. Hirschman. After him are Lars Peter Hansen, Fritz Machlup, Leopold von Wiese, Eric Maskin, Roy Harrod, and Giovanni Arrighi.

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Among people born in 1887, Alvin Hansen ranks 123Before him are Arthur Cravan, Vladimir Smirnov, Sydir Kovpak, Ernst Wiechert, Heino Eller, and Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay. After him are Abolqasem Lahouti, Jack Conway, Jānis Rudzutaks, Paula von Preradović, Prince Aage, Count of Rosenborg, and Pierre Jean Jouve. Among people deceased in 1975, Alvin Hansen ranks 105Before him are Richard Conte, Carl Lutz, Jacques Duclos, Joseph Guillemot, Vladimir Kuts, and Ma Bufang. After him are Virginio Rosetta, Barbara Hepworth, Annette Kellermann, Georges Carpentier, Aníbal Troilo, and Anthony McAuliffe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alvin Hansen ranks 3,640 out of 15,968Before him are Elizabeth Monroe (1768), Andre Norton (1912), Dan Hedaya (1940), Spencer Johnson (1938), Sean Combs (1969), and Justin Chambers (1970). After him are Earl Boen (1945), Mayim Bialik (1975), Jesse Ventura (1951), Huey Long (1893), Robert Stack (1919), and Mitchell Feigenbaum (1944).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Alvin Hansen ranks 67Before him are David D. Friedman (1945), Henry Hazlitt (1894), Paul Volcker (1927), William Baumol (1922), Peter Senge (1947), and Roger Myerson (1951). After him are Lars Peter Hansen (1952), Eric Maskin (1950), George Shultz (1920), Ellen Swallow Richards (1842), Greg Mankiw (1958), and Leo Huberman (1903).