ECONOMIST

Milton Friedman

1912 - 2006

Photo of Milton Friedman

Icon of person Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman (; July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist and statistician who received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and the complexity of stabilization policy. With George Stigler and others, Friedman was among the intellectual leaders of the Chicago school of economics, a neoclassical school of economic thought associated with the work of the faculty at the University of Chicago that rejected Keynesianism in favor of monetarism until the mid-1970s, when it turned to new classical macroeconomics heavily based on the concept of rational expectations. Several students and young professors who were recruited or mentored by Friedman at Chicago went on to become leading economists, including Gary Becker, Robert Fogel, Thomas Sowell and Robert Lucas Jr.Friedman's challenges to what he later called "naive Keynesian theory" began with his 1950s interpretation of the consumption function. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Milton Friedman has received more than 5,028,159 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Milton Friedman is the 7th most popular economist (up from 8th in 2019), the 113th most popular biography from United States (down from 97th in 2019) and the most popular American Economist.

Milton Friedman is most famous for his work on the causes of the Great Depression and the policies that were put in place to combat it.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 80.89

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 92

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Milton Friedmen by language


Among ECONOMISTS

Among economists, Milton Friedman ranks 7 out of 315Before him are Karl Marx, Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, and David Ricardo. After him are Friedrich Hayek, Vilfredo Pareto, Joseph Schumpeter, Alfred Marshall, François Quesnay, and Hjalmar Schacht.

Most Popular Economists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings

Contemporaries

Among people born in 1912, Milton Friedman ranks 6Before him are Alan Turing, Kim Il-sung, Pope John Paul I, Eva Braun, and Jackson Pollock. After him are Erich Honecker, Wernher von Braun, Michelangelo Antonioni, John Cage, Otto von Habsburg, and Heinrich Harrer. Among people deceased in 2006, Milton Friedman ranks 6Before him are Saddam Hussein, Augusto Pinochet, Ferenc Puskás, Slobodan Milošević, and Gerald Ford. After him are Naguib Mahfouz, James Brown, Stanisław Lem, Saparmurat Niyazov, Heinrich Harrer, and Desmond Doss.

Others Born in 1912

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2006

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Milton Friedman ranks 113 out of 15,968Before him are Harrison Ford (1942), David Rockefeller (1915), Isadora Duncan (1877), Jim Morrison (1943), Sitting Bull (1831), and Douglas MacArthur (1880). After him are Ted Bundy (1946), Katharine Hepburn (1907), William James (1842), Harvey Weinstein (1952), Barack Obama (1961), and Sharon Tate (1943).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Milton Friedman ranks 1After him are Philip Kotler (1931), Paul Samuelson (1915), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Michael Porter (1947), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Gary Becker (1930), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Kenneth Arrow (1921), and James Tobin (1918).