Frank Knight

1885 - 1972

Frank Knight

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 184,917 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 148th most popular economist.

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Among economists, Frank Knight ranks 148 out of 288Before him are Jeremy Rifkin, Peter Diamond, Daniel McFadden, Benedetto Cotrugli, Gustav von Schmoller, and Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi. After him are Robert C. Merton, Daniel Ellsberg, James Heckman, Kenneth E. Boulding, Bengt Holmström, and Alfred Weber.

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Among people born in 1885, Frank Knight ranks 76Before him are Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Clementine Churchill, Sydney Chaplin, Dorando Pietri, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, and Constantin Sănătescu. After him are Josef Frank, Soemu Toyoda, Frank Jack Fletcher, Alexandros Koryzis, Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein, and René Grousset. Among people deceased in 1972, Frank Knight ranks 63Before him are Lester B. Pearson, Ettore Bastico, Matvei Zakharov, Aspasia Manos, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, and Ghassan Kanafani. After him are Alejandra Pizarnik, Clara Campoamor, Viktor Barna, Frans Masereel, Jo Bonnier, and Milton L. Humason.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Knight ranks 2,106 out of 12,171Before him are Janet Jackson (1966), King C. Gillette (1855), Elisabeth Shue (1963), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), Jason Momoa (1979), and Wild Bill Hickok (1837). After him are Paul Bowles (1910), Tom Regan (1938), Howard Zinn (1922), Thomas R. Marshall (1854), Tico Torres (1953), and Bill Finger (1914).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Frank Knight ranks 51Before him are Michael Spence (1943), Robert J. Shiller (1946), Robert F. Engle (1942), Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Peter Diamond (1940), and Daniel McFadden (1937). After him are Robert C. Merton (1944), Daniel Ellsberg (1931), James Heckman (1944), Roger Myerson (1951), Mancur Olson (1932), and John Bates Clark (1847).