John A. Hobson

1858 - 1940

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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 184,394 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). John A. Hobson is the 176th most popular economist (up from 213th in 2019), the 1,734th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 25th most popular British Economist.

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Among economists, John A. Hobson ranks 176 out of 315Before him are John Bates Clark, Henry Sidgwick, Ben Bernanke, Israel Kirzner, Bertrand de Jouvenel, and Henry George. After him are Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, Lionel Robbins, Walter Eucken, Lujo Brentano, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and Oliver Hart.

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Among people born in 1858, John A. Hobson ranks 60Before him are John L. Sullivan, Wilhelm Fliess, Maximilien Luce, Joséphin Péladan, Francis Preserved Leavenworth, and Bonar Law. After him are P. J. Kennedy, Medardo Rosso, Infanta Adelgundes, Duchess of Guimarães, Anthon van Rappard, Pandita Ramabai, and Mikimoto Kōkichi. Among people deceased in 1940, John A. Hobson ranks 67Before him are Madeleine Astor, Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Albert Kahn, J.-H. Rosny aîné, Henri Desgrange, and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. After him are Jan Kubelík, Robert Hichens, Marie Krøyer, Phan Bội Châu, Oliver Lodge, and Stanisław Bułak-Bałachowicz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John A. Hobson ranks 1,734 out of 6,924Before him are John Smeaton (1724), John Hannah (1962), Ken Tyrrell (1924), Emily Blunt (1983), Black (1962), and Amy Johnson (1903). After him are John Toshack (1949), David Gemmell (1948), Princess Patricia of Connaught (1886), Rebecca West (1892), Charles Kay Ogden (1889), and James Glaisher (1809).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, John A. Hobson ranks 25Before him are Clive Granger (1934), Kenneth E. Boulding (1910), James Mirrlees (1936), Angus Deaton (1945), Henry Sidgwick (1838), and Israel Kirzner (1930). After him are Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (1859), Lionel Robbins (1898), Oliver Hart (1948), Harriet Martineau (1802), Roy Harrod (1900), and Harold Laski (1893).