Robert B. Wilson

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Robert Butler 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 218,627 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert B. Wilson is the 114th most popular economist, the 1,537th most popular biography from United States and the 36th most popular Economist.

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Among economists, Robert B. Wilson ranks 114 out of 315Before him are Knut Wicksell, Tjalling Koopmans, Robert J. Shiller, Jean Tirole, Lorenz von Stein, and Kristalina Georgieva. After him are Silvio Gesell, Thomas J. Sargent, Rudolf Hilferding, William Beveridge, Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, and Finn E. Kydland.

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Among people born in 1937, Robert B. Wilson ranks 69Before him are Hélène Cixous, Vladimir Arnold, George Takei, Mario Capecchi, Angelo Badalamenti, and Valentin Pavlov. After him are Yılmaz Güney, Joseph Nye, Fernando de la Rúa, Tamara Press, John Horton Conway, and Cüneyt Arkın.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert B. Wilson ranks 1,537 out of 18,182Before him are Husband E. Kimmel (1882), Beyoncé (1981), Janet Yellen (1946), Dorothy Malone (1924), Carson McCullers (1917), and Richard F. Heck (1931). After him are Brad Dourif (1950), Jennifer Garner (1972), Chief Seattle (1786), Thomas J. Sargent (1943), Martha Stewart (1941), and Benedict Arnold (1741).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Robert B. Wilson ranks 36Before him are Alan Greenspan (1926), William Nordhaus (1941), Vernon L. Smith (1927), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), Eugene Fama (1939), and Robert J. Shiller (1946). After him are Thomas J. Sargent (1943), Thomas Schelling (1921), George Stigler (1911), Robert Fogel (1926), Edward C. Prescott (1940), and Michael Spence (1943).