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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 contributed to the development of key ideas in the Keynesian economics of his generation and advocated government intervention in particular 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 406,294 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. James Tobin is the 71st most popular economist (down from 47th in 2019), the 907th most popular biography from United States (down from 704th in 2019) and the 18th 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, James Tobin ranks 71 out of 315Before him are Henry Mintzberg, Robert Lucas Jr., Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Jacques Delors, James Mill, and Wang Anshi. After him are Reinhard Selten, Tansu Çiller, Trygve Haavelmo, Nikolai Kondratiev, Jean-Claude Trichet, and James M. Buchanan.

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Among people born in 1918, James Tobin ranks 29Before him are Chaim Herzog, Rosalia Lombardo, Franco Modigliani, W. Eugene Smith, Frederick Reines, and Maurice Druon. After him are Ernst Otto Fischer, Muriel Spark, Kai Siegbahn, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Martin Ryle, and Bertram Brockhouse. Among people deceased in 2002, James Tobin ranks 27Before him are Camilo José Cela, Linda Lovelace, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Robert Nozick, Nándor Hidegkuti, and Fritz Walter. After him are Jonas Savimbi, Raf Vallone, Abu Nidal, Alexander Prokhorov, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, and Ne Win.

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Among people born in United States, James Tobin ranks 907 out of 18,182Before him are Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), Tom Waits (1949), and Willis Lamb (1913). After him are John Jacob Astor IV (1864), Barry Nelson (1917), Steve Reeves (1926), Robert Vaughn (1932), Gina Haspel (1956), and Edward C. Tolman (1886).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, James Tobin ranks 18Before him are W. Edwards Deming (1900), Irving Fisher (1867), Robert Solow (1924), Theodore Schultz (1902), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), and Robert Lucas Jr. (1937). After him are James M. Buchanan (1919), Murray Rothbard (1926), Charles Cooley (1864), Richard Thaler (1945), Harry Markowitz (1927), and Edmund Phelps (1933).