Maurice Allais

1911 - 2010

Maurice Allais

Maurice Félix Charles Allais (31 May 1911 – 9 October 2010) was a French physicist and economist, the 1988 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his pioneering contributions to the theory of markets and efficient utilization of resources", for Maurice Allais contribution, along with John Hicks (Value and Capital, 1939) and Paul Samuelson (The Foundations of Economic Analysis, 1947), to neoclassical synthesis. They formalize the self-regulation of markets, that Keynes refuted, while reiterating some of his ideas. Born in Paris, France, Allais attended the Lycée Lakanal, graduated from the École Polytechnique in Paris and studied at the École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Allais has received more than 104,870 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 40th most popular economist.

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Among economists, Maurice Allais ranks 40 out of 288Before him are Elinor Ostrom, Alexander Hamilton, Friedrich List, Mario Draghi, Jacques Delors, and Werner Sombart. After him are Karl Polanyi, Léon Walras, Gary Becker, John Hicks, James Tobin, and Irving Fisher.

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Among people born in 1911, Maurice Allais ranks 25Before him are Tennessee Williams, Louise Bourgeois, Melvin Calvin, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Polykarp Kusch, and Lê Đức Thọ. After him are Joseph Barbera, Wilhelm Mohnke, Max Frisch, L. Ron Hubbard, William Alfred Fowler, and Jules Dassin. Among people deceased in 2010, Maurice Allais ranks 17Before him are Claude Chabrol, Louise Bourgeois, Éric Rohmer, Zecharia Sitchin, Georges Charpak, and Bobby Farrell. After him are Vasily Smyslov, Alois Brunner, Miep Gies, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Jean Simmons, and Gennady Yanayev.

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Allais ranks 663 out of 4,109Before him are Pierre Bonnard (1867), Robert Bresson (1901), Julie Clary (1771), Claude of France (1547), Eugène Sue (1804), and Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90). After him are Richard Clayderman (1953), Pope Stephen IX (1020), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), France Gall (1947), Louise of Savoy (1476), and Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805).

Among ECONOMISTS In France

Among economists born in France, Maurice Allais ranks 7Before him are Vilfredo Pareto (1848), Frédéric Passy (1822), François Quesnay (1694), Jean-Baptiste Say (1767), Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727), and Jacques Delors (1925). After him are Léon Walras (1834), Frédéric Bastiat (1801), Dominique Strauss-Kahn (1949), Jean-Claude Trichet (1942), Gérard Debreu (1921), and Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play (1806).

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