Herbert A. Simon

1916 - 2001

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Herbert Alexander Simon (June 15, 1916 – February 9, 2001) was an American political scientist whose work also influenced the fields of computer science, economics, and cognitive psychology. His primary research interest was decision-making within organizations and he is best known for the theories of "bounded rationality" and "satisficing". He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1978 and the Turing Award in computer science in 1975. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert A. Simon has received more than 1,850,256 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Herbert A. Simon is the 30th most popular economist (down from 23rd in 2019), the 445th most popular biography from United States (down from 363rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Economist.

Herbert A. Simon is most famous for his work in artificial intelligence, economics, and political science.

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Among economists, Herbert A. Simon ranks 30 out of 414Before him are Jacques Delors, Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Henri Fayol, Carl Menger, Simon Kuznets, and Michael Porter. After him are Barack Obama Sr., William Petty, Elinor Ostrom, Ragnar Frisch, Jan Tinbergen, and Léon Walras.

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Among people born in 1916, Herbert A. Simon ranks 20Before him are João Havelange, Ahmed Ben Bella, Olivia de Havilland, Ruth Handler, Harold Wilson, and Yehudi Menuhin. After him are Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Hans Eysenck, Maurice Wilkins, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Alexander Prokhorov, and Camilo José Cela. Among people deceased in 2001, Herbert A. Simon ranks 10Before him are Josef Bican, Didi, Claude Shannon, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jorge Amado, and Jack Lemmon. After him are Léopold Sédar Senghor, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Sabiha Gökçen, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Christiaan Barnard, and Fred Hoyle.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Herbert A. Simon ranks 445 out of 20,380Before him are Albert Fish (1870), Michael Porter (1947), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Jack Kerouac (1922), Dennis Hopper (1936), and Yehudi Menuhin (1916). After him are Edward Hopper (1882), Leslie Groves (1896), Lauren Bacall (1924), Bernie Madoff (1938), O. J. Simpson (1947), and George Herbert Mead (1863).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Herbert A. Simon ranks 5Before him are Milton Friedman (1912), Paul Samuelson (1915), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), and Michael Porter (1947). After him are Elinor Ostrom (1933), Robert Solow (1924), Paul Krugman (1953), Gary Becker (1930), Murray Rothbard (1926), Thorstein Veblen (1857), and Douglass North (1920).