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 265,120 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Frank Knight is the 162nd most popular economist (down from 150th in 2019), the 2,370th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,278th in 2019) and the 54th most popular Economist.

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Among economists, Frank Knight ranks 162 out of 315Before him are Daniel McFadden, Jacques Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay, James Heckman, Oskar R. Lange, Bengt Holmström, and Robert F. Engle. After him are Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Piero Sraffa, Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, Paul Milgrom, Nicholas Kaldor, and Peter Diamond.

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Among people born in 1885, Frank Knight ranks 77Before him are Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Jules Romains, Nikolai Krylenko, Władysław Raczkiewicz, and Sydney Chaplin. After him are Friedrich Kellner, Lev Rudnev, Jacques Feyder, John Edensor Littlewood, Constantin Sănătescu, and Theodor Kaluza. Among people deceased in 1972, Frank Knight ranks 71Before him are William Dieterle, Alejandra Pizarnik, Viktor Barna, Ettore Bastico, Nikolay Krylov, and Clara Campoamor. After him are Jo Bonnier, Akim Tamiroff, Frans Masereel, Aspasia Manos, C. W. Ceram, and Violette Leduc.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Knight ranks 2,370 out of 18,182Before him are Andrew Cunanan (1969), Jean Kennedy Smith (1928), Bud Powell (1924), George Phillips Bond (1825), Donald Glover (1983), and Stephen Baldwin (1966). After him are Sundance Kid (1867), Roscoe Arbuckle (1887), Maria Shriver (1955), Sam Rockwell (1968), Merian C. Cooper (1893), and Nicholas Murray Butler (1862).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Frank Knight ranks 54Before him are William F. Sharpe (1934), Christopher A. Sims (1942), John Bates Clark (1847), Daniel McFadden (1937), James Heckman (1944), and Robert F. Engle (1942). After him are Paul Milgrom (1948), Peter Diamond (1940), Ben Bernanke (1953), Hyman Minsky (1919), Daniel Ellsberg (1931), and Paul Romer (1955).