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Friedrich Hayek

1899 - 1992

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Friedrich August von Hayek ( HY-ək, German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈʔaʊɡʊst fɔn ˈhaɪɛk] (listen); 8 May 1899 – 23 March 1992), often referred to by his initials F. A. Hayek, was an Austrian–British economist, legal theorist and philosopher who is best known for his defense of classical liberalism. Hayek shared the 1974 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Gunnar Myrdal for their work on money and economic fluctuations, and the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena. His account of how changing prices communicate information that helps individuals coordinate their plans is widely regarded as an important achievement in economics, leading to his 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 3,482,256 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Friedrich Hayek is the 8th most popular economist, the 35th most popular biography from Austria and the most popular Austrian Economist.

Friedrich Hayek is most famous for his work in economics and political philosophy. His most famous work was The Road to Serfdom, which argued that socialism and central planning inevitably lead to totalitarianism.

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Among economists, Friedrich Hayek ranks 8 out of 315Before him are Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, David Ricardo, Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, and Milton Friedman. After him are Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, François Quesnay, Alfred Marshall, Hjalmar Schacht, and Frédéric Passy.

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

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Friedrich Hayek ranks 35 out of 1,237Before him are Johann Strauss I (1804), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Niki Lauda (1949), Egon Schiele (1890), and Herbert von Karajan (1908). After him are Anton Bruckner (1824), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Viktor Frankl (1905), Maximilian I of Mexico (1832), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), and Karl Landsteiner (1868).

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).