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Anthony Downs

1930 - 2021

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Anthony Downs (November 21, 1930 – October 2, 2021) was an American economist specializing in public policy and public administration. His research focuses included political choice theory, rent control, affordable housing, and transportation economics. He wrote a number of books including, An Economic Theory of Democracy (1957) and Inside Bureaucracy (1967), which have been major influences on the public choice school of political economy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony Downs has received more than 181,251 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Anthony Downs is the 316th most popular economist, the 8,127th most popular biography from United States and the 102nd most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, Anthony Downs ranks 316 out of 315Before him are W. Michael Blumenthal, Abel Aganbegyan, Armen Alchian, Ester Boserup, Pedro Solbes, and John Lipsky. After him are Gunter Pauli, Anne Osborn Krueger, Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford, Erik Lindahl, Joshua Angrist, and Jacob Viner.

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Among people born in 1930, Anthony Downs ranks 435Before him are Heinz Kubsch, Jeannette Altwegg, Andy White, Terence Bayler, Carmelo Cedrún, and Allan Williams. After him are Robert H. MacArthur, George Fernandes, Mara Corday, Bob Mathias, Bernard Collomb, and Federico Vairo. Among people deceased in 2021, Anthony Downs ranks 522Before him are Terry Cooper, Igor Zhelezovski, Mark Eaton, Tomoyasu Asaoka, Jeannette Altwegg, and Millie Hughes-Fulford. After him are Budge Patty, Beryl Penrose, Walter Smith, Barbara Shelley, Curtis Fuller, and Vicente Cantatore.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anthony Downs ranks 8,127 out of 18,182Before him are Charles Foster (1828), Estelle Reiner (1914), David Miller (1973), Millie Hughes-Fulford (1945), Elizabeth Gutiérrez (1979), and Jerry Unser Jr. (1932). After him are Garrett Hedlund (1984), John Exley (1867), Marsha Ivins (1951), Julie Taymor (1952), William H. Crawford (1772), and Liza Weil (1977).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Anthony Downs ranks 102Before him are Charles P. Kindleberger (1910), Walter Block (1941), Henry Charles Carey (1793), Fischer Black (1938), Armen Alchian (1914), and John Lipsky (1947). After him are Anne Osborn Krueger (1934), Joshua Angrist (1960), Edith Abbott (1876), Martin Feldstein (1939), John B. Taylor (1946), and Richard Florida (1957).