Karl Polanyi

1886 - 1964

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Karl Paul Polanyi (; Hungarian: Polányi Károly [ˈpolaːɲi ˈkaːroj]; 25 October 1886 – 23 April 1964) was an Austro-Hungarian economic historian, economic anthropologist, economic sociologist, political economist, historical sociologist and social philosopher. He is best known for his book The Great Transformation, which argues against self-regulating markets. In the book, he advances the concept of the Double Movement, which refers to the dialectical process of marketization and push for social protection against that marketization. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Polanyi has received more than 690,306 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Karl Polanyi is the 34th most popular economist (up from 41st in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Austria (up from 128th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Austrian Economist.

Karl Polanyi is most famous for his book The Great Transformation, which discusses the transformation of an economy from a market economy to a market society.

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Among economists, Karl Polanyi ranks 34 out of 315Before him are Ronald Coase, Friedrich List, Wassily Leontief, Gunnar Myrdal, Carl Menger, and Michael Porter. After him are Léon Walras, Jan Tinbergen, Elinor Ostrom, Werner Sombart, Oliver E. Williamson, and Bernard Mandeville.

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Among people born in 1886, Karl Polanyi ranks 17Before him are Karl von Frisch, Karl Barth, Ernst Thälmann, Manne Siegbahn, Gerda Wegener, and Gotthard Heinrici. After him are Wilhelm Furtwängler, René Guénon, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Michael Curtiz, Zhu De, and Hermann Broch. Among people deceased in 1964, Karl Polanyi ranks 15Before him are Rachel Carson, James Franck, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Gerrit Rietveld, Vasily Grossman, and Gerhard Domagk. After him are Leo Szilard, Giorgio Morandi, Hans von Euler-Chelpin, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Otto Grotewohl, and Palmiro Togliatti.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Karl Polanyi ranks 112 out of 1,075Before him are Christoph Waltz (1956), Baroness Mary Vetsera (1871), Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (1643), Archduchess Sophie of Austria (1855), Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865), and Ivan Illich (1926). After him are Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1738), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), Ernst Happel (1925), Amon Göth (1908), Maria Josepha of Austria (1699), and Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (1633).

Among ECONOMISTS In Austria

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