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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 580,549 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Hyman Minsky is the 179th most popular economist (up from 186th in 2019), the 2,796th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,250th in 2019) and the 58th most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, Hyman Minsky ranks 179 out of 315Before him are Thomas Piketty, Ben Bernanke, Lionel Robbins, Nikolay Danilevsky, Harriet Martineau, and Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield. After him are Walter Eucken, Henry Sidgwick, Myron Scholes, Raymond Barre, Daniel Ellsberg, and Israel Kirzner.

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Among people born in 1919, Hyman Minsky ranks 97Before him are Mitja Ribičič, Ferdinand Kübler, J. Presper Eckert, Marina Ginestà, Jean Lefebvre, and Beate Uhse-Rotermund. After him are Mario Bunge, Red Buttons, Hennes Weisweiler, Antonio Aguilar, Gérard Oury, and Silva Kaputikyan. Among people deceased in 1996, Hyman Minsky ranks 97Before him are Jonathan Larson, Dan Flavin, David Packard, Infanta María Cristina of Spain, Christopher Robin Milne, and Gerry Mulligan. After him are Idries Shah, Leo Joseph Suenens, Haing S. Ngor, Karl Rappan, Ai Qing, and Cao Yu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hyman Minsky ranks 2,796 out of 18,182Before him are Ernest Guiraud (1837), Alfre Woodard (1952), John Savage (1949), Mary Astor (1906), Kristin Davis (1965), and Jane Powell (1929). After him are Ice Cube (1969), Thomas Midgley Jr. (1889), Red Buttons (1919), Sandra Dee (1942), Dan Graham (1942), and Suzanne Pleshette (1937).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Hyman Minsky ranks 58Before him are James Heckman (1944), Robert F. Engle (1942), Frank Knight (1885), Paul Milgrom (1948), Peter Diamond (1940), and Ben Bernanke (1953). After him are Daniel Ellsberg (1931), Paul Romer (1955), Henry George (1839), Chester Barnard (1886), Roger Myerson (1951), and Paul Volcker (1927).