Maurice Allais

1911 - 2010

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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 144,580 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Maurice Allais is the 54th most popular economist (down from 49th in 2019), the 743rd most popular biography from France (up from 745th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Economist.

Maurice Allais was a French economist, and he is most famous for his contributions to the field of economics. He is known for his paradox, which states that people will always prefer a certain amount of wealth now over the same amount of wealth in the future.

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Among economists, Maurice Allais ranks 54 out of 315Before him are John Hicks, Bernard Mandeville, Douglass North, Werner Sombart, Kenneth Arrow, and Johann Heinrich von Thünen. After him are Robert Mundell, W. Edwards Deming, Irving Fisher, John Kenneth Galbraith, Franco Modigliani, and Bertil Ohlin.

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Among people born in 1911, Maurice Allais ranks 26Before him are Melvin Calvin, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, William Alfred Fowler, Wilhelm Mohnke, Joseph Barbera, and Lê Đức Thọ. After him are Polykarp Kusch, Jules Dassin, Max Frisch, Samuel Reshevsky, L. Ron Hubbard, and Ginger Rogers. Among people deceased in 2010, Maurice Allais ranks 19Before him are Dennis Hopper, Bobby Farrell, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Gennady Yanayev, Ali Hassan al-Majid, and Tsutomu Yamaguchi. After him are Georges Charpak, Alois Brunner, Jean Simmons, Vasily Smyslov, Viktor Chernomyrdin, and Dino De Laurentiis.

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Allais ranks 743 out of 6,011Before him are Thierry Mugler (1948), Jean-Pierre Melville (1917), Louis, Duke of Orléans (1703), Victor of Aveyron (1793), Joanna of Bourbon (1338), and Anne of Foix-Candale (1484). After him are Dora Maar (1907), François l'Olonnais (1635), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Sigismund of Burgundy (500), Margaret of Provence (1221), and Vincent Auriol (1884).

Among ECONOMISTS In France

Among economists born in France, Maurice Allais ranks 9Before him are Frédéric Passy (1822), Jean-Baptiste Say (1767), Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727), Léon Walras (1834), Dominique Strauss-Kahn (1949), and Frédéric Bastiat (1801). After him are Jacques Delors (1925), Jean-Claude Trichet (1942), Gérard Debreu (1921), Jean Tirole (1953), Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play (1806), and Jacques Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay (1712).