Piero Sraffa

1898 - 1983

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Piero Sraffa (5 August 1898 – 3 September 1983) was an influential Italian economist who served as lecturer of economics at the University of Cambridge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Piero Sraffa has received more than 261,548 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Piero Sraffa is the 164th most popular economist (up from 168th in 2019), the 1,878th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,964th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Economist.

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Among economists, Piero Sraffa ranks 164 out of 315Before him are James Heckman, Oskar R. Lange, Bengt Holmström, Robert F. Engle, Frank Knight, and Hans-Hermann Hoppe. After him are Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, Paul Milgrom, Nicholas Kaldor, Peter Diamond, Wilhelm Röpke, and Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau.

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Among people born in 1898, Piero Sraffa ranks 87Before him are Hastings Banda, Emil Artin, Karl Mauss, Alberto Suppici, Grace Moore, and Berenice Abbott. After him are Kaj Munk, Desanka Maksimović, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Leon Štukelj, Gulzarilal Nanda, and Jean Fautrier. Among people deceased in 1983, Piero Sraffa ranks 60Before him are Ralph Richardson, Florence Owens Thompson, Anthony Blunt, Karen Carpenter, László Budai, and Benigno Aquino Jr.. After him are Vladimir Gelfand, Ross Macdonald, Walter Stennes, Dennis Wilson, Miguel Alemán Valdés, and Donald Maclean.

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Among people born in Italy, Piero Sraffa ranks 1,878 out of 4,668Before him are Agnes of Montepulciano (1268), Cecilia Bartoli (1966), Lino Lacedelli (1925), Marcus Aemilius Scaurus (-163), Ansprand (657), and Thiago Alcântara (1991). After him are Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy (1764), Luigi Comencini (1916), Nanni di Banco (1380), Moana Pozzi (1961), Virginia Centurione Bracelli (1587), and Antipope Sylvester IV (1100).


Among economists born in Italy, Piero Sraffa ranks 3Before him are Mario Draghi (1947) and Franco Modigliani (1918). After him are Giovanni Arrighi (1937), Pier Carlo Padoan (1950), Alberto Alesina (1957), and Daniele Archibugi (1958).