James Mirrlees

1936 - 2018

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Sir James Alexander Mirrlees (5 July 1936 – 29 August 2018) was a British economist and winner of the 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Mirrlees has received more than 159,531 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). James Mirrlees is the 144th most popular economist (down from 143rd in 2019), the 1,176th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,302nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular Economist.

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Among economists, James Mirrlees ranks 144 out of 315Before him are Bingu wa Mutharika, Robert C. Merton, Angus Deaton, Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, Jeremy Rifkin, and Ernst Engel. After him are William F. Sharpe, Benedetto Cotrugli, Christopher A. Sims, Gustav von Schmoller, Lucas Papademos, and Christopher A. Pissarides.

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Among people born in 1936, James Mirrlees ranks 100Before him are Wolf Biermann, Solomon Burke, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Christine Nöstlinger, Christiane Martel, and Didier Ratsiraka. After him are Nicos Poulantzas, Al Oerter, Aleida March, Gianni Vattimo, André Kolingba, and Dan Inosanto. Among people deceased in 2018, James Mirrlees ranks 77Before him are Eunice Gayson, Leon M. Lederman, Robert Faurisson, Aharon Appelfeld, Tom Wolfe, and Christine Nöstlinger. After him are Hayden White, John Gavin, Thomas A. Steitz, Alan Bean, Ermanno Olmi, and Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Mirrlees ranks 1,176 out of 7,765Before him are James Lind (1716), Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1375), Frank Lloyd (1886), Alice Keppel (1868), Stephen Fry (1957), and Robert Recorde (1512). After him are Chris Patten (1944), Peter Collins (1931), Edward Bach (1886), Blanche of Lancaster (1345), Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (1287), and Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, James Mirrlees ranks 21Before him are Thomas Mun (1571), Richard Stone (1913), James Meade (1907), Clive Granger (1934), Joan Robinson (1903), and Angus Deaton (1945). After him are Kenneth E. Boulding (1910), Oliver Hart (1948), Lionel Robbins (1898), Harriet Martineau (1802), Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (1859), and Henry Sidgwick (1838).