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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 are influential in the social sciences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver E. Williamson has received more than 269,883 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Oliver E. Williamson is the 64th most popular economist (down from 39th in 2019), the 827th most popular biography from United States (down from 612th in 2019) and the 16th 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 64 out of 315Before him are John Kenneth Galbraith, Franco Modigliani, Bertil Ohlin, Robert Solow, Theodore Schultz, and William Stanley Jevons. After him are Henry Mintzberg, Robert Lucas Jr., Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Jacques Delors, James Mill, and Wang Anshi.

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Among people born in 1932, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 46Before him are Robert Mundell, Roy Scheider, Louis Malle, Ryszard Kapuściński, John Searle, and Vytautas Landsbergis. After him are Stéphane Audran, Little Richard, Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner, Stephen Covey, Sirikit, and Robert Vaughn. Among people deceased in 2020, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 33Before him are Stanley Cohen, Diana Rigg, Arthur Ashkin, Lee Teng-hui, Kenzō Takada, and Qasem Soleimani. After him are Jiří Menzel, Brian Dennehy, Lee Kun-hee, Mary Higgins Clark, Dmitry Yazov, and Rob Rensenbrink.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 827 out of 18,182Before him are L. Ron Hubbard (1911), George F. Kennan (1904), Eva Marie Saint (1924), Ginger Rogers (1911), Kris Jenner (1955), and Michael Cimino (1939). After him are Melanie Griffith (1957), Estée Lauder (1906), William Howard Stein (1911), Margaret Brown (1867), Ed O'Neill (1946), and Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 16Before him are Douglass North (1920), Kenneth Arrow (1921), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Irving Fisher (1867), Robert Solow (1924), and Theodore Schultz (1902). After him are Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), James Tobin (1918), James M. Buchanan (1919), Murray Rothbard (1926), Charles Cooley (1864), and Richard Thaler (1945).