Franco Modigliani

1918 - 2003

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Franco Modigliani (18 June 1918 – 25 September 2003) was an Italian-American economist and the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franco Modigliani has received more than 416,800 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Franco Modigliani is the 63rd most popular economist (down from 57th in 2019), the 949th most popular biography from Italy (down from 847th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Economist.

Franco Modigliani is most famous for his work on the life cycle hypothesis. He argued that the trade-off between consumption and investment is not a trade-off between two goods. Rather, it is a trade-off between present and future consumption.

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Among economists, Franco Modigliani ranks 63 out of 414Before him are Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Benjamin Graham, Wang Anshi, Theodore Schultz, Oliver E. Williamson, and Irving Fisher. After him are Robert Mundell, Cornelius Castoriadis, Trygve Haavelmo, Ben Bernanke, Kenneth Arrow, and Arthur Cecil Pigou.

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Among people born in 1918, Franco Modigliani ranks 30Before him are Kai Siegbahn, Billy Graham, Muriel Spark, Ernst Otto Fischer, Jens Christian Skou, and Rosalia Lombardo. After him are Frederick Reines, Yigal Allon, Ahmed Deedat, Bertram Brockhouse, Arthur Kornberg, and James Tobin. Among people deceased in 2003, Franco Modigliani ranks 33Before him are Bernard Katz, Helmut Rahn, Isser Harel, Alberto Sordi, Compay Segundo, and Leon Uris. After him are Richard Crenna, Leslie Cheung, Bertram Brockhouse, Nǃxau ǂToma, Celia Cruz, and Horst Buchholz.

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Among people born in Italy, Franco Modigliani ranks 949 out of 5,161Before him are Cesare Pavese (1908), Ibycus (-600), Carlo Crivelli (1430), Servilia (-104), Nicola Amati (1596), and Umberto Giordano (1867). After him are Pietro Bembo (1470), Nina Ricci (1883), Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Balbases (1569), Gabriele Falloppio (1523), Filippo Maria Visconti (1392), and Hugo Pratt (1927).


Among economists born in Italy, Franco Modigliani ranks 2Before him are Mario Draghi (1947). After him are Carlo M. Cipolla (1922), Piero Sraffa (1898), Ferdinando Galiani (1728), Giovanni Arrighi (1937), Gian Domenico Romagnosi (1761), Pietro Verri (1728), Mariana Mazzucato (1968), Daniele Archibugi (1958), Pier Carlo Padoan (1950), and Alberto Alesina (1957).