Herbert A. Simon

1916 - 2001

Herbert A. Simon

Herbert Alexander Simon (June 15, 1916 – February 9, 2001) was an American economist, political scientist and cognitive psychologist, whose primary research interest was decision-making within organizations and is best known for the theories of "bounded rationality" and "satisficing". He received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1978 and the Turing Award in 1975. His research was noted for its interdisciplinary nature and spanned across the fields of cognitive science, computer science, public administration, management, and political science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert A. Simon has received more than 1,210,559 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 23rd most popular economist.

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Among economists, Herbert A. Simon ranks 23 out of 288Before him are Henri Fayol, John Law, Paul Samuelson, Jean-Baptiste Say, Amartya Sen, and Barack Obama Sr.. After him are Gunnar Myrdal, Simon Kuznets, William Petty, Ronald Coase, Jan Tinbergen, and Anne Robert Jacques Turgot.

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Among people born in 1916, Herbert A. Simon ranks 14Before him are Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Ahmed Ben Bella, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Claude Shannon, Olivia de Havilland, and Ferruccio Lamborghini. After him are Yehudi Menuhin, Hans Eysenck, João Havelange, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Maurice Wilkins, and Camilo José Cela. Among people deceased in 2001, Herbert A. Simon ranks 8Before him are Tove Jansson, George Harrison, Didi, Claude Shannon, Christiaan Barnard, and Jorge Amado. After him are Jack Lemmon, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Fred Hoyle, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, and Josef Bican.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Herbert A. Simon ranks 370 out of 12,171Before him are Warren G. Harding (1865), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Barry Barish (1936), Albert Fish (1870), Mary Cassatt (1844), and Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804). After him are Douglas Engelbart (1925), Joe Biden (1942), Julia Roberts (1967), Richard Chamberlain (1934), Christopher Walken (1943), and Yehudi Menuhin (1916).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Herbert A. Simon ranks 4Before him are Milton Friedman (1912), Philip Kotler (1931), and Paul Samuelson (1915). After him are Michael Porter (1947), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Gary Becker (1930), James Tobin (1918), Irving Fisher (1867), Thorstein Veblen (1857), and W. Edwards Deming (1900).