Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen

1906 - 1994

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Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (born Nicolae Georgescu, 4 February 1906 – 30 October 1994) was a Romanian mathematician, statistician and economist. He is best known today for his 1971 book The Entropy Law and the Economic Process, in which he argued that all natural resources are irreversibly degraded when put to use in economic activity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen has received more than 313,453 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen is the 212th most popular economist (down from 196th in 2019), the 187th most popular biography from Romania (down from 167th in 2019) and the most popular Romanian Economist.

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Over the past year Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen has had the most page views in the with 32,744 views, followed by French (8,551), and Spanish (7,881). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Southern Azerbaijani (69.05%), Basque (36.99%), and Polish (25.40%)


Among economists, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen ranks 212 out of 414Before him are Jon Elster, Paul Volcker, Hyman Minsky, Henry Hazlitt, Alvin E. Roth, and Robert Torrens. After him are Ferdinando Galiani, Grigory Yavlinsky, Peter Senge, Mancur Olson, William Baumol, and E. F. Schumacher.

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Among people born in 1906, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen ranks 149Before him are Wilhelm Boger, Joan Hickson, Eraldo Monzeglio, Francis Hong Yong-ho, Sait Faik Abasıyanık, and Artur Lundkvist. After him are Vitaly Abalakov, Alexander Gode, Pietro Serantoni, H. C. Hansen, Endre Kabos, and Ango Sakaguchi. Among people deceased in 1994, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen ranks 139Before him are Lindsay Anderson, Moana Pozzi, Giovanni Goria, Alexander Shelepin, Elga Andersen, and Olga Rubtsova. After him are Zoltán Fábri, Mai Zetterling, Sarah Kofman, Cameron Mitchell, Leonid Leonov, and Jiří Sobotka.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen ranks 187 out of 844Before him are Ion C. Brătianu (1821), Ferenc Dávid (1510), Lucian Blaga (1895), Marcel Ciolacu (1967), Alexander Vencel (1944), and Constantin Ion Parhon (1874). After him are John Houseman (1902), Reuven Feuerstein (1921), Arthur Arz von Straußenburg (1857), Lucian Mureșan (1931), Elek Schwartz (1908), and Helmuth Duckadam (1959).

Among ECONOMISTS In Romania

Among economists born in Romania, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen ranks 1After him are Sevil Shhaideh (1964).