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James Tobin

1918 - 2002

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James Tobin (March 5, 1918 – March 11, 2002) was an American economist who served on the Council of Economic Advisers and consulted with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and taught at Harvard and Yale Universities. He developed the ideas of Keynesian economics, and advocated government intervention to stabilize output and avoid recessions. His academic work included pioneering contributions to the study of investment, monetary and fiscal policy and financial markets. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Tobin has received more than 297,699 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). James Tobin is the 47th most popular economist (down from 45th in 2019), the 704th most popular biography from United States (down from 645th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Economist.

James Tobin was a Nobel Prize-winning economist who was most famous for his work on the Tobin tax.

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Among ECONOMISTS

Among economists, James Tobin ranks 47 out of 315Before him are John Hicks, Gary Becker, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Graham, Thorstein Veblen, and Kenneth Arrow. After him are Frédéric Bastiat, Maurice Allais, W. Edwards Deming, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Douglass North, and Irving Fisher.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1918, James Tobin ranks 23Before him are Frederick Sanger, Alberto Ascari, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, William Holden, Gertrude B. Elion, and Billy Graham. After him are Maurice Druon, Rosalia Lombardo, Muriel Spark, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Martin Ryle, and Birgit Nilsson. Among people deceased in 2002, James Tobin ranks 22Before him are James Coburn, Niki de Saint Phalle, Ivan Illich, Rod Steiger, Camilo José Cela, and Robert Nozick. After him are Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Fritz Walter, Linda Lovelace, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Alexander Prokhorov, and Nándor Hidegkuti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Tobin ranks 704 out of 15,968Before him are Martin Cooper (1928), Ed O'Neill (1946), Hugh Everett III (1930), Stephen Covey (1932), Robert H. Goddard (1882), and Matt Groening (1954). After him are John Carpenter (1948), Robert Venturi (1925), David Copperfield (1956), John Searle (1932), Omar Bradley (1893), and William Saroyan (1908).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, James Tobin ranks 12Before him are Michael Porter (1947), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Gary Becker (1930), Thorstein Veblen (1857), and Kenneth Arrow (1921). After him are W. Edwards Deming (1900), Douglass North (1920), Irving Fisher (1867), Charles Cooley (1864), Murray Rothbard (1926), and Theodore Schultz (1902).