John A. Hobson

1858 - 1940

John A. Hobson

John Atkinson Hobson (6 July 1858 – 1 April 1940) was an English economist and social scientist. Hobson is best known for his writing on imperialism, which influenced Vladimir Lenin, and his theory of underconsumption.His principal and earliest contribution to economics was the theory of underconsumption, a scathing criticism of Say's law and classical economics' emphasis on thrift. However, this discredited Hobson among the professional economics community from which he was ultimately excluded. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John A. Hobson has received more than 161,913 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 213th most popular economist.

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Among economists, John A. Hobson ranks 213 out of 288Before him are Benjamin Tucker, Paul Sweezy, Alvin E. Roth, Stanley Fischer, Harriet Martineau, and Abba P. Lerner. After him are János Kornai, Lujo Brentano, Wilhelm Lexis, Arthur Melvin Okun, Jeffrey Sachs, and Olivier Blanchard.

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Among people born in 1858, John A. Hobson ranks 71Before him are Cipriano Castro, E. Nesbit, P. J. Kennedy, Jenő Hubay, Medardo Rosso, and Eduard von Toll. After him are Heinrich Zille, José Miguel Gómez, Hans Meyer, Carl Swartz, Eva Nansen, and Henry Scott Tuke. Among people deceased in 1940, John A. Hobson ranks 86Before him are Robert Maillart, Prince Aage, Count of Rosenborg, Ernst Weiss, Silvestre Revueltas, Giuseppe Motta, and Udham Singh. After him are Charles de Broqueville, Gunnar Höckert, Ivane Javakhishvili, Janusz Kusociński, Jaan Teemant, and Maciej Rataj.

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