John Maynard Keynes

1883 - 1946

John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes ( KAYNZ; 5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946), was a British economist, whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of macroeconomics and the economic policies of governments. Originally trained in mathematics, he built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles, and was one of the most influential economists of the 20th century. Widely considered the founder of modern macroeconomics, his ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics, and its various offshoots.During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Keynes spearheaded a revolution in economic thinking, challenging the ideas of neoclassical economics that held that free markets would, in the short to medium term, automatically provide full employment, as long as workers were flexible in their wage demands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Maynard Keynes has received more than 3,720,905 page views. His biography is available in 121 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular economist.

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Among economists, John Maynard Keynes ranks 3 out of 288Before him are Karl Marx and Adam Smith. After him are David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Robert Malthus, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, Alfred Marshall, and Hjalmar Schacht.

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Among people born in 1883, John Maynard Keynes ranks 4Before him are Franz Kafka, Benito Mussolini, and Coco Chanel. After him are Karl Jaspers, Khalil Gibran, Walter Gropius, Joseph Schumpeter, Anton Webern, Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, and Victor Francis Hess. Among people deceased in 1946, John Maynard Keynes ranks 1After him are Hermann Göring, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, H. G. Wells, Alfred Rosenberg, Alfred Jodl, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Ion Antonescu, John Logie Baird, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Hans Frank.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Maynard Keynes ranks 29 out of 5,347Before him are John Lennon (1940), Alan Turing (1912), Mary II of England (1662), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Margaret Thatcher (1925), and Arthur Conan Doyle (1859). After him are Alexander Graham Bell (1847), Alexander Fleming (1881), Daniel Defoe (1660), David Hume (1711), Mary I of England (1516), and Jane Austen (1775).

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Among economists born in United Kingdom, John Maynard Keynes ranks 2Before him are Adam Smith (1723). After him are David Ricardo (1772), John Stuart Mill (1806), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Alfred Marshall (1842), John Law (1671), William Petty (1623), Ronald Coase (1910), John Hicks (1904), Benjamin Graham (1894), and William Stanley Jevons (1835).