Karl Polanyi

1886 - 1964

Karl Polanyi

Karl Paul Polanyi (; Hungarian: Polányi Károly [ˈpolaːɲi ˈkaːroj]; October 25, 1886 – April 23, 1964) was an Austro-Hungarian economic historian, economic anthropologist, economic sociologist, political economist, historical sociologist and social philosopher. He is known for his opposition to traditional economic thought and for his book The Great Transformation, which argued that the emergence of market-based societies in modern Europe was not inevitable but historically contingent. Polanyi is remembered best as the originator of substantivism, a cultural version of economics, which emphasizes the way economies are embedded in society and culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Polanyi has received more than 556,097 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 41st most popular economist.

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Among economists, Karl Polanyi ranks 41 out of 288Before him are Alexander Hamilton, Friedrich List, Mario Draghi, Jacques Delors, Werner Sombart, and Maurice Allais. After him are Léon Walras, Gary Becker, John Hicks, James Tobin, Irving Fisher, and Thorstein Veblen.

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Among people born in 1886, Karl Polanyi ranks 20Before him are Ernst Thälmann, Karl von Frisch, Wilhelm Furtwängler, René Guénon, Gotthard Heinrici, and Jan Masaryk. After him are Michael Curtiz, Hermann Broch, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Zhu De, Edward Rydz-Śmigły, and Theodor Morell. Among people deceased in 1964, Karl Polanyi ranks 13Before him are Norbert Wiener, James Franck, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Alma Mahler, Gerhard Domagk, and Gerrit Rietveld. After him are Leo Szilard, Rachel Carson, Vasily Grossman, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Giorgio Morandi, and Paulino Alcántara.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Karl Polanyi ranks 128 out of 799Before him are Aribert Heim (1914), Ernst Gombrich (1909), Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (1559), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1738), Otto of Greece (1815), and Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria (1743). After him are Frederick the Fair (1289), Milutin Milanković (1879), Franz Stangl (1908), Josef Strauss (1827), Ernest, Duke of Austria (1377), and Josef Stefan (1835).

Among ECONOMISTS In Austria

Among economists born in Austria, Karl Polanyi ranks 2Before him are Friedrich Hayek (1899). After him are Friedrich von Wieser (1851), Rudolf Hilferding (1877), Fritz Machlup (1902), and Bruno de Finetti (1906).

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