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Edward C. Prescott

1940 - 2022

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Edward Christian Prescott (December 26, 1940 – November 6, 2022) was an American economist. He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2004, sharing the award with Finn E. Kydland, "for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles". This research was primarily conducted while both Kydland and Prescott were affiliated with the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now Tepper School of Business) at Carnegie Mellon University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward C. Prescott has received more than 216,743 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Edward C. Prescott is the 129th most popular economist (up from 137th in 2019), the 1,688th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,868th in 2019) and the 41st most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, Edward C. Prescott ranks 129 out of 315Before him are George Stigler, W. Arthur Lewis, James Meade, Robert Fogel, Zhou Youguang, and Adolph Wagner. After him are Michael Spence, Jim Rogers, Franz Oppenheimer, Robert Reich, Ernest Mandel, and Clive Granger.

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Among people born in 1940, Edward C. Prescott ranks 101Before him are Régis Debray, Vladimir Cosma, Frida Boccara, Vittorio Storaro, Gojko Mitić, and Alan Kay. After him are Fabrizio De André, Sepp Piontek, Shozo Tsugitani, Toshihide Maskawa, Elke Sommer, and Saul Kripke. Among people deceased in 2022, Edward C. Prescott ranks 88Before him are Gary Brooker, Kirstie Alley, Olga Szabó-Orbán, Cüneyt Arkın, Elza Soares, and Teresa Berganza. After him are Toshiki Kaifu, Boris Pahor, Jozef Tomko, Saul Kripke, Jean-Jacques Beineix, and Klaus Schulze.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward C. Prescott ranks 1,688 out of 18,182Before him are Hank Williams (1923), David Graf (1950), James J. Braddock (1905), Randolph Scott (1898), Robert Bloch (1917), and Sol LeWitt (1928). After him are John Sculley (1939), Lou Gehrig (1903), Caroline Kennedy (1957), Eric Carr (1950), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), and Chris Evans (1981).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Edward C. Prescott ranks 41Before him are Robert J. Shiller (1946), Robert B. Wilson (1937), Thomas J. Sargent (1943), Thomas Schelling (1921), George Stigler (1911), and Robert Fogel (1926). After him are Michael Spence (1943), Jim Rogers (1942), Robert Reich (1946), Walt Whitman Rostow (1916), Robert C. Merton (1944), and Jeremy Rifkin (1945).