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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 757,779 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Kenneth Arrow is the 52nd most popular economist (down from 46th in 2019), the 680th most popular biography from United States (up from 682nd 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, Kenneth Arrow ranks 52 out of 315Before him are Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Frédéric Bastiat, John Hicks, Bernard Mandeville, Douglass North, and Werner Sombart. After him are Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Maurice Allais, Robert Mundell, W. Edwards Deming, Irving Fisher, and John Kenneth Galbraith.

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Among people born in 1921, Kenneth Arrow ranks 32Before him are Satyajit Ray, John Glenn, Vasily Stalin, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Gianni Agnelli, and Nancy Reagan. After him are Patricia Highsmith, Kurt Knispel, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Lana Turner, Vasily Smyslov, and Marija Gimbutas. Among people deceased in 2017, Kenneth Arrow ranks 30Before him are Martin Landau, Mário Soares, Lotfi A. Zadeh, George A. Romero, Nicolaas Bloembergen, and Tzvetan Todorov. After him are Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Roman Herzog, Liu Xiaobo, Emmanuelle Riva, Slobodan Praljak, and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kenneth Arrow ranks 680 out of 18,182Before him are Sidney Lumet (1924), Brandon Lee (1965), Tim Robbins (1958), Nancy Sinatra (1940), Ellen Burstyn (1932), and Benny Goodman (1909). After him are Bing Crosby (1903), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Don Johnson (1949), Michael Bloomberg (1942), Donald A. Glaser (1926), and Robert Ludlum (1927).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Kenneth Arrow ranks 11Before him are Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Gary Becker (1930), and Douglass North (1920). After him are W. Edwards Deming (1900), Irving Fisher (1867), Robert Solow (1924), Theodore Schultz (1902), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), and Robert Lucas Jr. (1937).