Oliver E. Williamson

1932 - 2020

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Oliver Eaton Williamson (September 27, 1932 – May 21, 2020) was an American economist, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, which he shared with Elinor Ostrom. His contributions to transaction cost economics and the theory of the firm have been influential in the social sciences, law and economics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver E. Williamson has received more than 309,065 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Oliver E. Williamson is the 61st most popular economist (up from 62nd in 2019), the 869th most popular biography from United States (down from 827th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Economist.

Oliver e. williamson is most famous for his book "The Economic Institutions of Capitalism" which was published in 1985.

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Among economists, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 61 out of 414Before him are Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Douglass North, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Benjamin Graham, Wang Anshi, and Theodore Schultz. After him are Irving Fisher, Franco Modigliani, Robert Mundell, Cornelius Castoriadis, Trygve Haavelmo, and Ben Bernanke.

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Among people born in 1932, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 46Before him are Donald Rumsfeld, Valentino, Roy Scheider, Ted Kennedy, Pat Morita, and Stéphane Audran. After him are Francis Lai, V. S. Naipaul, Sheldon Lee Glashow, Vytautas Landsbergis, Robert Mundell, and Thomas Klestil. Among people deceased in 2020, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 35Before him are Neil Peart, Betty Williams, Christopher Tolkien, Arthur Ashkin, Dmitry Yazov, and Jiří Menzel. After him are Michael Lonsdale, John le Carré, Lucia Bosè, Kobe Bryant, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Nexhmije Hoxha.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 869 out of 20,380Before him are Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Thomas Harris (1940), Neal Cassady (1926), Theodore Schultz (1902), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), and John Sherman (1823). After him are Sinclair Lewis (1885), Vivian Maier (1926), Matthew McConaughey (1969), Jason Robards (1922), Wyatt Earp (1848), and John Reed (1887).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 14Before him are Paul Krugman (1953), Gary Becker (1930), Murray Rothbard (1926), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Douglass North (1920), and Theodore Schultz (1902). After him are Irving Fisher (1867), Ben Bernanke (1953), Kenneth Arrow (1921), Harry Markowitz (1927), James Tobin (1918), and W. Edwards Deming (1900).