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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. Joseph Schumpeter described him as "the greatest economist the United States has ever produced", an assessment later repeated by James Tobin and Milton Friedman.Fisher made important contributions to utility theory and general equilibrium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irving Fisher has received more than 686,156 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Irving Fisher is the 57th most popular economist (down from 53rd in 2019), the 743rd most popular biography from United States (down from 729th in 2019) and the 13th 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 57 out of 315Before him are Werner Sombart, Kenneth Arrow, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Maurice Allais, Robert Mundell, and W. Edwards Deming. After him are John Kenneth Galbraith, Franco Modigliani, Bertil Ohlin, Robert Solow, Theodore Schultz, and William Stanley Jevons.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1867, Irving Fisher ranks 22Before him are Percy Fawcett, Enrique Granados, Johannes Fibiger, Stanley Baldwin, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Walther Rathenau. After him are Władysław Reymont, Hector Guimard, Margaret Brown, Umberto Giordano, Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, and Sakichi Toyoda. Among people deceased in 1947, Irving Fisher ranks 32Before him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Victor Lustig, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Stanley Baldwin, G. H. Hardy, and Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted. After him are Luigi Russolo, Bugsy Siegel, Alexander Löhr, Pierre Janet, Hans Fallada, and Herbert Backe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irving Fisher ranks 743 out of 18,182Before him are George Cukor (1899), Keith Haring (1958), David Fincher (1962), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Eliot Ness (1903), and Gene Wilder (1933). After him are Ryan O'Neal (1941), Tippi Hedren (1930), Edward Norton (1969), Burgess Meredith (1907), Alice Cooper (1948), and Buckminster Fuller (1895).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Irving Fisher ranks 13Before him are Elinor Ostrom (1933), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Gary Becker (1930), Douglass North (1920), Kenneth Arrow (1921), and W. Edwards Deming (1900). After him are Robert Solow (1924), Theodore Schultz (1902), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), James Tobin (1918), and James M. Buchanan (1919).