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Harry Markowitz

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Harry Max Markowitz (born August 24, 1927) is an American economist who received the 1989 John von Neumann Theory Prize and the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Markowitz is a professor of finance at the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Markowitz has received more than 636,667 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Harry Markowitz is the 83rd most popular economist (down from 71st in 2019), the 1,041st most popular biography from United States (down from 949th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Economist.

Harry Markowitz is most famous for his contributions to the theory of portfolio optimization, which is the process of constructing a portfolio with the best possible risk-adjusted return for a given level of risk.

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Among economists, Harry Markowitz ranks 83 out of 315Before him are James M. Buchanan, Murray Rothbard, Charles Cooley, Gottfried Feder, Richard Thaler, and Arthur Cecil Pigou. After him are Thomas Mun, Leonid Hurwicz, Edmund Phelps, Cornelius Castoriadis, Gérard Debreu, and Richard Stone.

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Among people born in 1927, Harry Markowitz ranks 47Before him are Gilbert Bécaud, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rosalynn Carter, Rosemary Harris, Juan Almeida Bosque, and John McCarthy. After him are Hans-Dietrich Genscher, George Andrew Olah, Lois Maxwell, Daniel Keyes, Phil Hill, and Robert Noyce.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry Markowitz ranks 1,041 out of 18,182Before him are Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Renée Zellweger (1969), Jack Kirby (1917), Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Ronald Dworkin (1931), and John McCarthy (1927). After him are Clifford D. Simak (1904), John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), Gary Sinise (1955), Melvin Schwartz (1932), Anjelica Huston (1951), and Elisha Otis (1811).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Harry Markowitz ranks 23Before him are Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), James Tobin (1918), James M. Buchanan (1919), Murray Rothbard (1926), Charles Cooley (1864), and Richard Thaler (1945). After him are Edmund Phelps (1933), Paul Krugman (1953), Lawrence Klein (1920), Merton Miller (1923), George Akerlof (1940), and Douglas McGregor (1906).