Hyman Minsky

1919 - 1996

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Hyman Philip Minsky (September 23, 1919 – October 24, 1996) was an American economist, a professor of economics at Washington University in St. Louis, and a distinguished scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. His research attempted to provide an understanding and explanation of the characteristics of financial crises, which he attributed to swings in a potentially fragile financial system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hyman Minsky has received more than 523,770 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Hyman Minsky is the 186th most popular economist (up from 201st in 2019), the 3,251st most popular biography from United States (up from 3,354th in 2019) and the 59th most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, Hyman Minsky ranks 186 out of 315Before him are Lujo Brentano, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Oliver Hart, Jon Elster, Nikolay Danilevsky, and Mancur Olson. After him are Gustave de Molinari, Benjamin Tucker, David D. Friedman, Adam Müller, Hernando de Soto Polar, and Henry Hazlitt.

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Among people born in 1919, Hyman Minsky ranks 120Before him are Ahmed Abdallah, Tomáš Špidlík, Amir-Abbas Hoveyda, Hennes Weisweiler, José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez, and Red Buttons. After him are Jean Lefebvre, Amrita Pritam, Vera Aceva, Vikram Sarabhai, Ferruccio Valcareggi, and Paul de Man. Among people deceased in 1996, Hyman Minsky ranks 110Before him are Muhammad al-Badr, Chas Chandler, Antonín Mrkos, Infanta María Cristina of Spain, Jerry Siegel, and Cao Yu. After him are Hervé Bazin, José Manuel Fuente, Ai Qing, Christopher Robin Milne, Károly Grósz, and Jack Nance.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hyman Minsky ranks 3,251 out of 15,968Before him are Abel Ferrara (1951), Carl Bernstein (1944), Harold Arlen (1905), Thelma Ritter (1902), Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), and Red Buttons (1919). After him are Tom Hulce (1953), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815), Muggsy Bogues (1965), Lisa Bonet (1967), Marc Jacobs (1963), and Wayne Knight (1955).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Hyman Minsky ranks 59Before him are Robert F. Engle (1942), James Heckman (1944), John Bates Clark (1847), Ben Bernanke (1953), Henry George (1839), and Mancur Olson (1932). After him are Benjamin Tucker (1854), David D. Friedman (1945), Henry Hazlitt (1894), Paul Volcker (1927), William Baumol (1922), and Peter Senge (1947).