ECONOMIST

Kenneth Arrow

1921 - 2017

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Kenneth Joseph Arrow (23 August 1921 – 21 February 2017) was an American economist, mathematician, writer, and political theorist. He was the joint winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with John Hicks in 1972. In economics, he was a major figure in post-World War II neo-classical economic theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenneth Arrow has received more than 679,566 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Kenneth Arrow is the 46th most popular economist (up from 63rd in 2019), the 682nd most popular biography from United States (up from 792nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Economist.

Kenneth Arrow is most famous for his work in economics, specifically in the field of welfare economics. He is also well known for his work in social choice theory and general equilibrium theory.

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Among ECONOMISTS

Among economists, Kenneth Arrow ranks 46 out of 315Before him are Bernard Mandeville, John Hicks, Gary Becker, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Graham, and Thorstein Veblen. After him are James Tobin, Frédéric Bastiat, Maurice Allais, W. Edwards Deming, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and Douglass North.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1921, Kenneth Arrow ranks 28Before him are Paulo Freire, Nancy Reagan, Deborah Kerr, Patricia Highsmith, John Glenn, and Gianni Agnelli. After him are Vasily Stalin, Nexhmije Hoxha, Vasily Smyslov, Kurt Knispel, Seretse Khama, and Aaron T. Beck. Among people deceased in 2017, Kenneth Arrow ranks 29Before him are Mireille Darc, Martin Landau, Tzvetan Todorov, Louise Hay, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and Mário Soares. After him are Roman Herzog, Emmanuelle Riva, Malcolm Young, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Simone Veil, and Hans Georg Dehmelt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kenneth Arrow ranks 682 out of 15,968Before him are Fred Trump (1905), Joseph McCarthy (1908), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Anne Bancroft (1931), John Cassavetes (1929), and Ritchie Valens (1941). After him are John Irving (1942), Gene Wilder (1933), Robert Nozick (1938), Theodore William Richards (1868), Billy Graham (1918), and Jonas Salk (1914).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Kenneth Arrow ranks 11Before him are Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Michael Porter (1947), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Gary Becker (1930), and Thorstein Veblen (1857). After him are James Tobin (1918), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Douglass North (1920), Irving Fisher (1867), Charles Cooley (1864), and Murray Rothbard (1926).