Hernando de Soto Polar

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Hernando de Soto Polar (commonly known as simply Hernando de Soto ; born June 2, 1941) is a prominent Peruvian economist known for his work on the informal economy and on the importance of business and property rights. His work on the developing world has earned him praise worldwide by numerous heads of state, particularly for his publication The Mystery of Capital and The Other Path. He is the current president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), a think tank devoted to promoting economic development in developing countries located in Lima, Peru.In Peru, de Soto's advisory has been recognized as inspiring the economic guidelines – including the loosening of economic regulation, the introduction of austerity measures and the utilization of neoliberal policies – that were ultimately adopted by the government of Alberto Fujimori and established in the 1993 Constitution of Peru. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hernando de Soto Polar has received more than 263,360 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Hernando de Soto Polar is the 191st most popular economist (up from 194th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Peru (down from 39th in 2019) and the most popular Peruvian Economist.

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Among economists, Hernando de Soto Polar ranks 191 out of 315Before him are Mancur Olson, Hyman Minsky, Gustave de Molinari, Benjamin Tucker, David D. Friedman, and Adam Müller. After him are Henry Hazlitt, Paul Volcker, E. F. Schumacher, Harriet Martineau, Stanley Fischer, and William Baumol.

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Among people born in 1941, Hernando de Soto Polar ranks 206Before him are Bohdan Stupka, Fionnula Flanagan, Michael Apted, Laisenia Qarase, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and Ignazio Giunti. After him are Federico Faggin, Nate Thurmond, Edmund Stoiber, Salvador Sadurní, John Henry Schwarz, and Gianfranco Terenzi.

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Among people born in Peru, Hernando de Soto Polar ranks 48 out of 196Before him are Fernando Fernán Gómez (1921), Francisco Morales Bermúdez (1921), Valentín Paniagua (1936), Boris Vallejo (1941), Martín Vizcarra (1963), and José María Arguedas (1911). After him are Ricardo Palma (1833), Andrés Avelino Cáceres (1836), Henry Ian Cusick (1967), Daniel Alomía Robles (1871), Ollanta Humala (1962), and Ramón Castilla (1797).

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Among economists born in Peru, Hernando de Soto Polar ranks 1