Frank Knight

1885 - 1972

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Frank Hyneman Knight (November 7, 1885 – April 15, 1972) was an American economist who spent most of his career at the University of Chicago, where he became one of the founders of the Chicago School. Nobel laureates Milton Friedman, George Stigler and James M. Buchanan were all students of Knight at Chicago. Ronald Coase said that Knight, without teaching him, was a major influence on his thinking. F.A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Knight has received more than 202,431 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Frank Knight is the 150th most popular economist (down from 148th in 2019), the 2,279th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,106th in 2019) and the 50th most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, Frank Knight ranks 150 out of 315. Before him are Bingu wa Mutharika, Michael Spence, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Gustav von Schmoller, Daniel Ellsberg, and Chester Barnard. After him are Michał Kalecki, Peter Diamond, Angus Deaton, Christopher A. Sims, Oskar R. Lange, and Benedetto Cotrugli.

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Among people born in 1885, Frank Knight ranks 77Before him are Nikolai Krylenko, Agustín Barrios, Soemu Toyoda, Seishirō Itagaki, Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein, and Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz. After him are Jacques Feyder, Theodor Kaluza, Constantin Sănătescu, Władysław Raczkiewicz, St John Philby, and Milan Vidmar. Among people deceased in 1972, Frank Knight ranks 67Before him are Chen Yi, George, Crown Prince of Serbia, Prescott Bush, Matvei Zakharov, Viktor Barna, and Frans Masereel. After him are Clara Campoamor, George Sanders, Ettore Bastico, Akim Tamiroff, Alejandra Pizarnik, and Miriam Hopkins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Knight ranks 2,279 out of 15,968. Before him are Steve Fossett (1944), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), William Bates (1860), Harold Bloom (1930), Patricia Arquette (1968), and Ernie Hudson (1945). After him are Jay Rockefeller (1937), Henry Draper (1837), Vic Morrow (1929), Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), George Wallace (1919), and Ellen Barkin (1954).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Frank Knight ranks 50Before him are Edward C. Prescott (1940), Robert J. Shiller (1946), Robert C. Merton (1944), Michael Spence (1943), Daniel Ellsberg (1931), and Chester Barnard (1886). After him are Peter Diamond (1940), Christopher A. Sims (1942), Robert F. Engle (1942), James Heckman (1944), John Bates Clark (1847), and Ben Bernanke (1953).