Robert Lucas Jr.

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Robert Emerson Lucas Jr. (born September 15, 1937) is an American economist at the University of Chicago, where he is currently the John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics and the College. 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 has been characterized by N. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Lucas Jr. has received more than 259,752 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Robert Lucas Jr. is the 70th most popular economist (down from 67th in 2019), the 932nd most popular biography from United States (down from 818th in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Economist.

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

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Among economists, Robert Lucas Jr. ranks 70 out of 315Before him are Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Theodore Schultz, Robert Solow, Franco Modigliani, Arthur Cecil Pigou, and Johann Heinrich von Thünen. After him are Harry Markowitz, Tansu Çiller, Cornelius Castoriadis, Robert Mundell, Trygve Haavelmo, and George Akerlof.

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Among people born in 1937, Robert Lucas Jr. ranks 44Before him are Richard Møller Nielsen, Gennady Yanayev, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Thomas Pynchon, Colin Powell, and Vladimir Ashkenazy. After him are Avram Hershko, Jacques Santer, Paolo Conte, Andrei Konchalovsky, Abu Nidal, and Roger Zelazny.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Lucas Jr. ranks 932 out of 15,968Before him are John Updike (1932), Larry Bird (1956), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Virginia Satir (1916), John Lithgow (1945), and Richard E. Byrd (1888). After him are William Alfred Fowler (1911), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Judith Butler (1956), Richard Matheson (1926), Irwin Rose (1926), and Michael Moore (1954).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Robert Lucas Jr. ranks 20Before him are Douglass North (1920), Irving Fisher (1867), Charles Cooley (1864), Murray Rothbard (1926), Theodore Schultz (1902), and Robert Solow (1924). After him are Harry Markowitz (1927), George Akerlof (1940), Richard Thaler (1945), James M. Buchanan (1919), Edmund Phelps (1933), and Vernon L. Smith (1927).