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 166,814 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Nicholas Kaldor is the 158th most popular economist (up from 162nd in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 209th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Hungarian Economist.

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Among economists, Nicholas Kaldor ranks 158 out of 315Before him are Peter Diamond, Angus Deaton, Christopher A. Sims, Oskar R. Lange, Benedetto Cotrugli, and Dani Rodrik. After him are Robert F. Engle, James Heckman, Myron Scholes, Pierre Leroux, Thomas Piketty, and Francis Ysidro Edgeworth.

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Among people born in 1908, Nicholas Kaldor ranks 94Before him are Van Heflin, Alain Cuny, Aurelio Peccei, Peg Entwistle, Françoise Dolto, and Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. After him are Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Sicco Mansholt, Lev Pontryagin, Sergei Sobolev, Michael Redgrave, and Libertad Lamarque. Among people deceased in 1986, Nicholas Kaldor ranks 83Before him are Michael J. Smith, Elio de Angelis, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Alexandre Tansman, Christopher Isherwood, and André Leroi-Gourhan. After him are Elsa Lanchester, Henri Toivonen, Jorge Alessandri, Pierre Fournier, Arthur Grumiaux, and Aleksandr Akimov.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Nicholas Kaldor ranks 198 out of 696Before him are Archduke Stephen, Palatine of Hungary (1817), Franz Alexander (1891), Ferenc Bene (1944), Adolph Zukor (1873), Géza Maróczy (1870), and Lajos Portisch (1937). After him are Paul Lukas (1894), Rudolf E. Kálmán (1930), József Zakariás (1924), Walthari (600), Franz Xaver von Zach (1754), and Gyula Gömbös (1886).

Among ECONOMISTS In Hungary

Among economists born in Hungary, Nicholas Kaldor ranks 2Before him are John Harsanyi (1920). After him are János Kornai (1928).