Herbert A. Simon

1916 - 2001

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Herbert Alexander Simon (June 15, 1916 – February 9, 2001) was an American economist, computer scientist, 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 Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1978 and the Turing Award in computer science 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 1,416,904 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Herbert A. Simon is the 21st most popular economist (up from 23rd in 2019), the 364th most popular biography from United States (up from 370th in 2019) and the 4th 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 21 out of 315Before him are John Law, Philip Kotler, Paul Samuelson, Jean-Baptiste Say, Henri Fayol, and Barack Obama Sr.. After him are Amartya Sen, Frédéric Passy, Joseph Stiglitz, Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, William Petty, and Simon Kuznets.

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Among people born in 1916, Herbert A. Simon ranks 15Before him are Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Harold Wilson, Aldo Moro, Hans Eysenck, Claude Shannon, and Ahmed Ben Bella. After him are Ferruccio Lamborghini, João Havelange, Yehudi Menuhin, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Maurice Wilkins, and Robert McNamara. Among people deceased in 2001, Herbert A. Simon ranks 8Before him are George Harrison, Tove Jansson, Didi, Jorge Amado, Claude Shannon, and Josef Bican. After him are Sabiha Gökçen, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jack Lemmon, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Christiaan Barnard, and Iannis Xenakis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Herbert A. Simon ranks 364 out of 15,968Before him are P. T. Barnum (1810), John Quincy Adams (1767), Robert Johnson (1911), Claude Shannon (1916), Jim Mattis (1950), and Zodiac Killer (1940). After him are Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Philip Roth (1933), Robert E. Lee (1807), Margaret Mead (1901), Montgomery Clift (1920), and Shaquille O'Neal (1972).

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 Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Michael Porter (1947), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Gary Becker (1930), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Kenneth Arrow (1921), and James Tobin (1918).