Mahbub ul Haq

1934 - 1998

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Mahbub ul Haq (Urdu: محبوب الحق‎; 24 February 1934 – 16 July 1998) was a Pakistani economist, politician and international development theorist who served as Finance Minister of Pakistan from 10 April 1985 until 28 January 1986, and again from June to December 1988.After graduating in economics from Government College Lahore, he won a scholarship to Cambridge University obtaining a second degree. Subsequently, he received his PhD from Yale University and conducted postdoctoral research at the Harvard Kennedy School. He returned to Pakistan to serve as the Chief Economist of the Planning Commission throughout the 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahbub ul Haq has received more than 362,245 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Mahbub ul Haq is the 235th most popular economist (down from 222nd in 2019), the 360th most popular biography from India (down from 48th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indian Economist.

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Among economists, Mahbub ul Haq ranks 235 out of 315Before him are Maurice Dobb, Olivier Blanchard, William Phillips, Nassau William Senior, Alvin E. Roth, and Paul Romer. After him are Jeffrey Sachs, Bruno de Finetti, Max O. Lorenz, Abhijit Banerjee, Alexander Chayanov, and Robert Barro.

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Among people born in 1934, Mahbub ul Haq ranks 226Before him are Adolf Merckle, Anna Maria Ferrero, Ronald Harwood, Roy Kerr, James Drury, and Enrique Collar. After him are Joseph Bologna, Gennadiy Aygi, Zilda Arns, Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab, Vilhjálmur Einarsson, and Marisa Allasio. Among people deceased in 1998, Mahbub ul Haq ranks 133Before him are Sani Abacha, Bob Martin, E. G. Marshall, Eric Ambler, Leo Penn, and Otto Wichterle. After him are Mariano Martín, Michèle Arnaud, Roy Rogers, Jon Postel, António Ribeiro, and Jean Leray.

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Among people born in India, Mahbub ul Haq ranks 360 out of 1,227Before him are Bismillah Khan (1916), Abanindranath Tagore (1871), Azim Premji (1945), Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (1952), Jayant Narlikar (1938), and Gupta (240). After him are Syama Prasad Mukherjee (1901), Lakshmi Sahgal (1914), Rajinikanth (1950), Abdul Sattar Edhi (1928), Sanjeev Kumar (1938), and Jaimini (-390).


Among economists born in India, Mahbub ul Haq ranks 2Before him are Amartya Sen (1933). After him are Abhijit Banerjee (1961), Jagdish Bhagwati (1934), Raghuram Rajan (1963), and Gita Gopinath (1971).