ECONOMIST

Irving Fisher

1867 - 1947

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Irving Fisher (February 27, 1867 – April 29, 1947) was an American economist, statistician, inventor, eugenicist and progressive social campaigner. He was one of the earliest American neoclassical economists, though his later work on debt deflation has been embraced by the post-Keynesian school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irving Fisher has received more than 797,613 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Irving Fisher is the 62nd most popular economist (down from 55th in 2019), the 896th most popular biography from United States (down from 743rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Economist.

Irving Fisher is most famous for his theory of debt deflation. Fisher's theory is that a cycle of debt deflation begins with the over-indebtedness of some economic agents. This leads to a reduction in the demand for goods and services, which in turn leads to lower prices for these goods and services. Fisher's theory is that a cycle of debt deflation begins with the over-indebtedness of some economic agents. This leads to a reduction in the demand for goods and services, which in turn leads to lower prices for these goods and services. The reduction in prices will eventually lead to lower wages and higher unemployment. The lower wages and higher unemployment will lead to further reductions in demand, which will lead to lower prices, and so on.

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Among ECONOMISTS

Among economists, Irving Fisher ranks 62 out of 414Before him are Douglass North, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Benjamin Graham, Wang Anshi, Theodore Schultz, and Oliver E. Williamson. After him are Franco Modigliani, Robert Mundell, Cornelius Castoriadis, Trygve Haavelmo, Ben Bernanke, and Kenneth Arrow.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1867, Irving Fisher ranks 24Before him are Władysław Reymont, Pierre Bonnard, Enrique Granados, Stanley Baldwin, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Ignacy Mościcki. After him are Umberto Giordano, Hector Guimard, Sakichi Toyoda, Eugen Sandow, Alexander Parvus, and Margaret Brown. Among people deceased in 1947, Irving Fisher ranks 34Before him are Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Stanley Baldwin, Victor Lustig, Alexander Löhr, and Qazi Muhammad. After him are Pierre Janet, Bugsy Siegel, Josephine Bakhita, Luigi Russolo, Hans Fallada, and Albert Marquet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irving Fisher ranks 896 out of 20,380Before him are John Holmes (1944), Courteney Cox (1964), Leon Uris (1924), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), William Hanna (1910), and Hermann Joseph Muller (1890). After him are Magic Johnson (1959), Maya Angelou (1928), George A. Romero (1940), James Cromwell (1940), Jimmy Connors (1952), and Asaph Hall (1829).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Irving Fisher ranks 15Before him are Gary Becker (1930), Murray Rothbard (1926), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Douglass North (1920), Theodore Schultz (1902), and Oliver E. Williamson (1932). After him are Ben Bernanke (1953), Kenneth Arrow (1921), Harry Markowitz (1927), James Tobin (1918), W. Edwards Deming (1900), and Richard Thaler (1945).