Jon Elster

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Jon Elster (; born 22 February 1940, Oslo) is a Norwegian social and political theorist who has authored works in the philosophy of social science and rational choice theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jon Elster has received more than 130,990 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Jon Elster is the 183rd most popular economist (down from 180th in 2019), the 147th most popular biography from Norway (down from 145th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Norwegian Economist.

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Among economists, Jon Elster ranks 183 out of 315Before him are Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, Lionel Robbins, Walter Eucken, Lujo Brentano, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and Oliver Hart. After him are Nikolay Danilevsky, Mancur Olson, Hyman Minsky, Gustave de Molinari, Benjamin Tucker, and David D. Friedman.

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Among people born in 1940, Jon Elster ranks 178Before him are Petru Lucinschi, Georgi Ivanov, Shozo Tsugitani, Christoph Blocher, Thelma Schoonmaker, and Mohammad-Reza Shajarian. After him are Jair da Costa, Angela Carter, Diane, Duchess of Württemberg, José van Dam, Gösta Pettersson, and Louis Pilot.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Jon Elster ranks 147 out of 735Before him are Peter Waage (1833), Vilhelm Bjerknes (1862), Helmer Hanssen (1870), Cato Maximilian Guldberg (1836), Gunnar Staalesen (1947), and Egil Danielsen (1933). After him are Harald Sverdrup (1888), Skule Bårdsson (1189), Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow (1832), Ole-Johan Dahl (1931), Georg Ossian Sars (1837), and Euronymous (1968).

Among ECONOMISTS In Norway

Among economists born in Norway, Jon Elster ranks 4Before him are Ragnar Frisch (1895), Trygve Haavelmo (1911), and Finn E. Kydland (1943).