Nicholas Kaldor

1908 - 1986

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Nicholas Kaldor, Baron Kaldor (12 May 1908 – 30 September 1986), born Káldor Miklós, was a Cambridge economist in the post-war period. He developed the "compensation" criteria called Kaldor–Hicks efficiency for welfare comparisons (1939), derived the cobweb model, and argued for certain regularities observable in economic growth, which are called Kaldor's growth laws. Kaldor worked alongside Gunnar Myrdal to develop the key concept Circular Cumulative Causation, a multicausal approach where the core variables and their linkages are delineated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas Kaldor has received more than 195,592 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Nicholas Kaldor is the 167th most popular economist (down from 158th in 2019), the 209th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 198th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Economist.

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Among economists, Nicholas Kaldor ranks 167 out of 315Before him are Robert F. Engle, Frank Knight, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Piero Sraffa, Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, and Paul Milgrom. After him are Peter Diamond, Wilhelm Röpke, Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, Bertrand de Jouvenel, Oliver Hart, and Thomas Piketty.

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Among people born in 1908, Nicholas Kaldor ranks 91Before him are Fritz Witt, Alain Cuny, Van Heflin, Koča Popović, Baby Face Nelson, and Jean Delannoy. After him are Aurelio Peccei, Saizo Saito, Harold Holt, Johanna Budwig, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, and Jacques Massu. Among people deceased in 1986, Nicholas Kaldor ranks 83Before him are Christopher Isherwood, Thierry Sabine, Ferdinand Daučík, Aleksandr Akimov, Pierre Fournier, and Emilio Fernández. After him are Cheikh Anta Diop, André Leroi-Gourhan, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Jorge Alessandri, Hermann Gmeiner, and Henri Toivonen.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Nicholas Kaldor ranks 209 out of 866Before him are László Budai (1928), Adolph Zukor (1873), Hans Swarowsky (1899), Ilona Elek (1907), Ferenc Erkel (1810), and Mihály Munkácsy (1844). After him are Ferenc Fricsay (1914), Eugene Ormandy (1899), Josef Dobrovský (1753), Arpad Elo (1903), Alfréd Hajós (1878), and Rudolf E. Kálmán (1930).

Among ECONOMISTS In Hungary

Among economists born in Hungary, Nicholas Kaldor ranks 3Before him are János Kornai (1928) and John Harsanyi (1920).