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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 283,603 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Robert Lucas Jr. is the 66th most popular economist (up from 70th in 2019), the 871st most popular biography from United States (up from 931st in 2019) and the 17th 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 66 out of 315Before him are Bertil Ohlin, Robert Solow, Theodore Schultz, William Stanley Jevons, Oliver E. Williamson, and Henry Mintzberg. After him are Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Jacques Delors, James Mill, Wang Anshi, James Tobin, and Reinhard Selten.

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Among people born in 1937, Robert Lucas Jr. ranks 38Before him are Bill Cosby, Alain Badiou, David Hockney, Gordon Banks, Princess Birgitta of Sweden, and Avram Hershko. After him are Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Colleen McCullough, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Claude Lelouch, Juvénal Habyarimana, and Andrei Konchalovsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Lucas Jr. ranks 871 out of 18,182Before him are Linda Hamilton (1956), Linda Hunt (1945), Karl Malden (1912), Irwin Rose (1926), Norman Rockwell (1894), and William Kemmler (1860). After him are Mel Brooks (1926), Solomon Northup (1808), Jack Palance (1919), Lex Barker (1919), Mae West (1893), and Glenn T. Seaborg (1912).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Robert Lucas Jr. ranks 17Before him are Kenneth Arrow (1921), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Irving Fisher (1867), Robert Solow (1924), Theodore Schultz (1902), and Oliver E. Williamson (1932). After him are James Tobin (1918), James M. Buchanan (1919), Murray Rothbard (1926), Charles Cooley (1864), Richard Thaler (1945), and Harry Markowitz (1927).