Friedrich Hayek

1899 - 1992

Friedrich Hayek

Friedrich August von Hayek ( HY-ək, German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈʔaʊɡʊst ˈhaɪɛk]; 8 May 1899 – 23 March 1992), often referred to by his initials F. A. Hayek, was an Austrian-British economist and philosopher who is best known for his defence of classical liberalism. Hayek shared the 1974 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Gunnar Myrdal for his "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and [...] penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena". His account of how changing prices communicate information that helps individuals co-ordinate their plans is widely regarded as an important achievement in economics, leading to his Nobel Prize.Hayek served in World War I during his teenage years and said that this experience in the war and his desire to help avoid the mistakes that had led to the war drew him into economics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Hayek has received more than 2,478,355 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular economist.

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Among economists, Friedrich Hayek ranks 7 out of 288Before him are Karl Marx, Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, and Thomas Robert Malthus. After him are Milton Friedman, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, Alfred Marshall, Hjalmar Schacht, and Ludwig von Mises.

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Among people born in 1899, Friedrich Hayek ranks 7Before him are Huang Xianfan, Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, Al Capone, Jorge Luis Borges, and Vladimir Nabokov. After him are Yasunari Kawabata, Lavrentiy Beria, Humphrey Bogart, Frederick IX of Denmark, Fred Astaire, and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia. Among people deceased in 1992, Friedrich Hayek ranks 5Before him are Marlene Dietrich, Isaac Asimov, Willy Brandt, and Alexander Dubček. After him are Grace Hopper, Menachem Begin, Astor Piazzolla, Francis Bacon, John Cage, Olivier Messiaen, and Mikhail Tal.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Friedrich Hayek ranks 31 out of 799Before him are Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Romy Schneider (1938), Egon Schiele (1890), Theodoric the Great (454), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), and Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552). After him are Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Herbert von Karajan (1908), Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Charles I of Austria (1887), Konrad Lorenz (1903), and Anton Bruckner (1824).

Among ECONOMISTS In Austria

Among economists born in Austria, Friedrich Hayek ranks 1After him are Karl Polanyi (1886), Friedrich von Wieser (1851), Rudolf Hilferding (1877), Fritz Machlup (1902), and Bruno de Finetti (1906).

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