Richard Thaler

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Richard H. Thaler (; born September 12, 1945) is an American economist and the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 2015, Thaler was president of the American Economic Association.Thaler is a theorist in behavioral economics who has collaborated with Daniel Kahneman, Amos Tversky, and others in further defining that field. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Thaler has received more than 1,679,440 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Richard Thaler is the 81st most popular economist (down from 78th in 2019), the 992nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,072nd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Economist.

Richard Thaler is most famous for his work in behavioral economics, which is the study of how people's emotions and psychology influence their economic decisions.

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Among economists, Richard Thaler ranks 81 out of 315Before her are Nikolai Kondratiev, Jean-Claude Trichet, James M. Buchanan, Murray Rothbard, Charles Cooley, and Gottfried Feder. After her are Arthur Cecil Pigou, Harry Markowitz, Thomas Mun, Leonid Hurwicz, Edmund Phelps, and Cornelius Castoriadis.

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Among people born in 1945, Richard Thaler ranks 50Before her are Linda Hunt, Viktor Saneyev, Steve Martin, Anselm Kiefer, Dési Bouterse, and Adly Mansour. After her are John McAfee, Keith Jarrett, José Feliciano, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Ernie Hudson, and Nikita Mikhalkov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Thaler ranks 992 out of 18,182Before her are L. Frank Baum (1856), George Dantzig (1914), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), Winona Ryder (1971), Frederick Herzberg (1923), and Cyndi Lauper (1953). After her are Vera Rubin (1928), Elliott Gould (1938), Richard Dreyfuss (1947), Willie Nelson (1933), Herbie Hancock (1940), and George E. Smith (1930).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Richard Thaler ranks 22Before her are Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), James Tobin (1918), James M. Buchanan (1919), Murray Rothbard (1926), and Charles Cooley (1864). After her are Harry Markowitz (1927), Edmund Phelps (1933), Paul Krugman (1953), Lawrence Klein (1920), Merton Miller (1923), and George Akerlof (1940).

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