Bertil Ohlin

1899 - 1979

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Bertil Gotthard Ohlin (Swedish: [ˈbæ̌ʈːɪl ʊˈliːn]) (23 April 1899 – 3 August 1979) was a Swedish economist and politician. He was a professor of economics at the Stockholm School of Economics from 1929 to 1965. He was also leader of the People's Party, a social-liberal party which at the time was the largest party in opposition to the governing Social Democratic Party, from 1944 to 1967. He served briefly as Minister of Commerce and Industry from 1944 to 1945 in the Swedish coalition government during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bertil Ohlin has received more than 194,059 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Bertil Ohlin is the 54th most popular economist (up from 58th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 99th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swedish Economist.

Bertil Ohlin was a Swedish economist who was most famous for his work on international trade and the theory of factor price equalization.

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Among economists, Bertil Ohlin ranks 54 out of 414Before him are William Stanley Jevons, Murray Rothbard, John Hicks, Thorstein Veblen, Tansu Çiller, and Werner Sombart. After him are Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Douglass North, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Benjamin Graham, Wang Anshi, and Theodore Schultz.

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Among people born in 1899, Bertil Ohlin ranks 29Before him are Erich Kästner, George Cukor, Paul-Henri Spaak, Gustav Heinemann, Fritz Albert Lipmann, and Cevdet Sunay. After him are Max Theiler, Alfred Schütz, Gloria Swanson, Charles Laughton, Ferhat Abbas, and Jean Moulin. Among people deceased in 1979, Bertil Ohlin ranks 25Before him are Hafizullah Amin, Hanna Reitsch, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Nadia Boulanger, Sid Vicious, and Werner Forssmann. After him are Robert Burns Woodward, Nur Muhammad Taraki, Agostinho Neto, Reinhard Gehlen, Wilhelm Bittrich, and Rachele Mussolini.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Bertil Ohlin ranks 105 out of 1,879Before him are Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943), Anund Jacob (1008), Bibi Andersson (1935), Haakon VI of Norway (1340), Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938), and Alva Myrdal (1902). After him are Lennart Torstensson (1603), Nils Liedholm (1922), Svante Pääbo (1955), Rudolf Kjellén (1864), Ulf von Euler (1905), and Arvid Carlsson (1923).

Among ECONOMISTS In Sweden

Among economists born in Sweden, Bertil Ohlin ranks 2Before him are Gunnar Myrdal (1898). After him are Knut Wicksell (1851), Eli Heckscher (1879), Gustav Cassel (1866), and Erik Lindahl (1891).