Robert B. Wilson

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Robert Butler "Bob" Wilson, Jr. (born May 16, 1937) is an American economist and the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Emeritus at Stanford University. He was jointly awarded the 2020 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, together with his Stanford colleague and former student Paul R. Milgrom, "for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats". Two more of his students, Alvin E. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert B. Wilson has received more than 252,003 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Robert B. Wilson is the 186th most popular economist (down from 112th in 2019), the 2,889th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,537th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular American Economist.

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Over the past year Robert B. Wilson has had the most page views in the with 24,320 views, followed by Chinese (3,199), and Russian (2,185). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (106.02%), Latin (58.55%), and Basque (55.34%)


Among economists, Robert B. Wilson ranks 186 out of 414Before him are Jim Rogers, Michael Spence, Eli Heckscher, Frank Knight, Nikolay Danilevsky, and Lujo Brentano. After him are Oliver Hart, Harold Laski, Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, Israel Kirzner, Benjamin Tucker, and Thomas Piketty.

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Among people born in 1937, Robert B. Wilson ranks 163Before him are Don Bluth, Armin Hary, Paolo Bonacelli, Robert Ressler, Viktor Ponedelnik, and Lajos Portisch. After him are Audrys Bačkis, Karol J. Bobko, Luciana Paluzzi, Viktor Mamatov, Foday Sankoh, and Ange-Félix Patassé.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert B. Wilson ranks 2,889 out of 20,380Before him are Frank Vincent (1939), Dyanne Thorne (1936), Harry Reems (1947), Cannonball Adderley (1928), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), and Randy Rhoads (1956). After him are Coleman Hawkins (1904), Joe Rosenthal (1911), Kevin Peter Hall (1955), Eunice Newton Foote (1819), Robert Walker (1918), and Tito Puente (1923).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Robert B. Wilson ranks 62Before him are George Shultz (1920), Lars Peter Hansen (1952), Daniel Ellsberg (1931), Jim Rogers (1942), Michael Spence (1943), and Frank Knight (1885). After him are Benjamin Tucker (1854), Paul Romer (1955), Eric Maskin (1950), Douglas Diamond (1953), Alvin Hansen (1887), and Paul Volcker (1927).