Ragnar Frisch

1895 - 1973

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Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch (3 March 1895 – 31 January 1973) was an influential Norwegian economist known for being one of the major contributors to establishing economics as a quantitative and statistically informed science in the early 20th century. He coined the term econometrics in 1926 for utilising statistical methods to describe economic systems, as well as the terms microeconomics and macroeconomics in 1933, for describing individual and aggregate economic systems, respectively. He was the first to develop a statistically informed model of business cycles in 1933. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ragnar Frisch has received more than 322,199 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia. Ragnar Frisch is the 34th most popular economist (up from 38th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Norway (down from 27th in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Economist.

Ragnar Frisch is most famous for his work in the field of econometrics, specifically his development of the econometric technique known as "multiple time series analysis."

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Over the past year Ragnar Frisch has had the most page views in the with 37,465 views, followed by Spanish (5,111), and Dutch (4,652). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Dutch (384.08%), Ido (104.68%), and Uzbek (102.84%)


Among economists, Ragnar Frisch ranks 34 out of 414Before him are Simon Kuznets, Michael Porter, Herbert A. Simon, Barack Obama Sr., William Petty, and Elinor Ostrom. After him are Jan Tinbergen, Léon Walras, Wassily Leontief, Karl Polanyi, Frédéric Bastiat, and Robert Solow.

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Among people born in 1895, Ragnar Frisch ranks 31Before him are Paul Hindemith, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Semyon Timoshenko, Anastas Mikoyan, Gerhard Domagk, and Cemal Gürsel. After him are Rudolph Valentino, Oskar Dirlewanger, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Babe Ruth, Wilhelm Burgdorf, and László Moholy-Nagy. Among people deceased in 1973, Ragnar Frisch ranks 30Before him are Víctor Jara, Ferdinand Schörner, Charles Greeley Abbot, Gabriel Marcel, Semyon Budyonny, and Anna Magnani. After him are Hans Albert Einstein, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Selman Waksman, Jacques Maritain, Karl Ziegler, and Luis Carrero Blanco.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Ragnar Frisch ranks 30 out of 1,039Before him are Vidkun Quisling (1887), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Ivar Aasen (1813), Ingólfr Arnarson (850), Eric Bloodaxe (885), and Ludvig Holberg (1684). After him are Jostein Gaarder (1952), Johan Galtung (1930), Harald Hardrada (1015), Odd Hassel (1897), Christian Lous Lange (1869), and Peder Severin Krøyer (1851).

Among ECONOMISTS In Norway

Among economists born in Norway, Ragnar Frisch ranks 1After him are Trygve Haavelmo (1911), Finn E. Kydland (1943), and Jon Elster (1940).