Gérard Debreu

1921 - 2004

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Gérard Debreu (French: [dəbʁø]; 4 July 1921 – 31 December 2004) was a French-born economist and mathematician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gérard Debreu has received more than 147,548 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Gérard Debreu is the 88th most popular economist (up from 95th in 2019), the 1,152nd most popular biography from France (up from 1,316th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Economist.

Gérard Debreu is most famous for his work on the existence of a general equilibrium.

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Among economists, Gérard Debreu ranks 88 out of 315Before him are Arthur Cecil Pigou, Harry Markowitz, Thomas Mun, Leonid Hurwicz, Edmund Phelps, and Cornelius Castoriadis. After him are Richard Stone, Paul Krugman, Eugen Dühring, Lawrence Klein, Hermann Heinrich Gossen, and Merton Miller.

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Among people born in 1921, Gérard Debreu ranks 60Before him are Sugar Ray Robinson, Telmo Zarra, Seretse Khama, Robert Bruce Merrifield, Alexandra of Yugoslavia, and Viktor Kulikov. After him are Harald Quandt, Zizinho, Dobrica Ćosić, Yoichiro Nambu, Peter Benenson, and Franco Corelli. Among people deceased in 2004, Gérard Debreu ranks 33Before him are Estée Lauder, Laura Branigan, Jerry Goldsmith, Ingrid Thulin, Sune Bergström, and Godfrey Hounsfield. After him are John Vane, Thomas Klestil, Robert Merle, Matthäus Hetzenauer, Julius Axelrod, and Andriyan Nikolayev.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gérard Debreu ranks 1,152 out of 6,011Before him are Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (1543), Louis, Count of Évreux (1276), Nicolas Leblanc (1742), François Achille Bazaine (1811), Eva Gonzalès (1849), and Franck Ribéry (1983). After him are Antoine, Duke of Montpensier (1824), Mylène Demongeot (1935), Jean de Béthencourt (1362), André-Hercule de Fleury (1653), Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse (1197), and Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932).

Among ECONOMISTS In France

Among economists born in France, Gérard Debreu ranks 12Before him are Léon Walras (1834), Dominique Strauss-Kahn (1949), Frédéric Bastiat (1801), Maurice Allais (1911), Jacques Delors (1925), and Jean-Claude Trichet (1942). After him are Jean Tirole (1953), Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play (1806), Jacques Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay (1712), Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau (1715), Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903), and Thomas Piketty (1971).