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 255,905 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Oliver E. Williamson is the 39th most popular economist (up from 64th in 2019), the 612th most popular biography from United States (up from 804th in 2019) and the 8th 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 39 out of 315Before him are Michael Porter, Karl Polanyi, Léon Walras, Jan Tinbergen, Elinor Ostrom, and Werner Sombart. After him are Bernard Mandeville, John Hicks, Gary Becker, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Graham, and Thorstein Veblen.

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Among people born in 1932, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 33Before him are Miriam Makeba, Ted Kennedy, Michel Legrand, Roh Tae-woo, François Englert, and Ellen Burstyn. After him are Louis Malle, Carlos Saura, Raisa Gorbacheva, Donald Rumsfeld, Ryszard Kapuściński, and Valentino. Among people deceased in 2020, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 29Before him are Lee Teng-hui, Tabaré Vázquez, George Steiner, Geert Hofstede, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Joel Schumacher. After him are Kenny Rogers, Stirling Moss, John le Carré, Mirella Freni, Luis Sepúlveda, and Paolo Rossi.

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Among people born in United States, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 612 out of 15,968Before him are Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Bill Russell (1934), Dolly Parton (1946), Gwen Stefani (1969), Ellen Burstyn (1932), and Oliver Stone (1946). After him are Owen Chamberlain (1920), Eugene O'Neill (1888), John Huston (1906), Kenny Rogers (1938), Harold Lasswell (1902), and Robert McNamara (1916).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Oliver E. Williamson ranks 8Before him are Philip Kotler (1931), Paul Samuelson (1915), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Michael Porter (1947), and Elinor Ostrom (1933). After him are Gary Becker (1930), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Kenneth Arrow (1921), James Tobin (1918), W. Edwards Deming (1900), and Douglass North (1920).