Robert Lucas Jr.

1937 - 2023

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Robert Emerson Lucas Jr. (September 15, 1937 – May 15, 2023) was an American economist at the University of Chicago. Widely regarded as the central figure in the development of the new classical approach to macroeconomics, he received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1995 "for having developed and applied the hypothesis of rational expectations, and thereby having transformed macroeconomic analysis and deepened our understanding of economic policy". He was characterized by N. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Lucas Jr. has received more than 411,987 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Robert Lucas Jr. is the 91st most popular economist (down from 64th in 2019), the 1,238th most popular biography from United States (down from 871st in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Economist.

Robert Lucas Jr. is most famous for his work on the neoclassical model of economic growth.

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Over the past year Robert Lucas Jr. has had the most page views in the with 125,304 views, followed by Spanish (23,133), and Italian (12,471). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Polish (280.16%), German (248.80%), and English (202.78%)


Among economists, Robert Lucas Jr. ranks 91 out of 414Before him are Lawrence Klein, James M. Buchanan, Alfred Weber, Charles Cooley, William Vickrey, and Robert Reich. After him are Claudia Goldin, Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, George Akerlof, Jacques Attali, Dale T. Mortensen, and Gottfried Feder.

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Among people born in 1937, Robert Lucas Jr. ranks 63Before him are Robin Warren, Anatoly Sobchak, Lionel Jospin, George Carlin, Song Hye-rim, and Roald Hoffmann. After him are Mario Capecchi, Hélène Cixous, Sigmund Jähn, Tony Burton, George Takei, and Tamara Press. Among people deceased in 2023, Robert Lucas Jr. ranks 81Before him are Charlie Munger, Amancio Amaro, Ivan Silayev, Leiji Matsumoto, Boniface Alexandre, and Hans Modrow. After him are Marisa Pavan, Carla Bley, Gaston Glock, Milan Milutinović, Henri Konan Bédié, and Antonella Lualdi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Lucas Jr. ranks 1,238 out of 20,380Before him are Dick Van Dyke (1925), Robert Reich (1946), Martha Washington (1731), E. O. Wilson (1929), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), and Lady Gaga (1986). After him are Anne Hathaway (1982), Pete Seeger (1919), Uma Thurman (1970), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), Mario Lanza (1921), and Valerie Solanas (1936).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Robert Lucas Jr. ranks 27Before him are Richard Thaler (1945), Edmund Phelps (1933), Lawrence Klein (1920), James M. Buchanan (1919), Charles Cooley (1864), and Robert Reich (1946). After him are Claudia Goldin (1946), George Akerlof (1940), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), Douglas McGregor (1906), Thomas Schelling (1921), and Thomas J. Sargent (1943).