Robert Mundell

1932 - 2021

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Robert Alexander Mundell (October 24, 1932 – April 4, 2021) was a Canadian economist. He was a professor of economics at Columbia University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1999 for his pioneering work in monetary dynamics and optimum currency areas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Mundell has received more than 356,670 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Mundell is the 64th most popular economist (down from 53rd in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Canada (down from 28th in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Economist.

Robert Mundell is most famous for his theory of an optimum currency area, which he developed in 1961.

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Among economists, Robert Mundell ranks 64 out of 414Before him are Benjamin Graham, Wang Anshi, Theodore Schultz, Oliver E. Williamson, Irving Fisher, and Franco Modigliani. After him are Cornelius Castoriadis, Trygve Haavelmo, Ben Bernanke, Kenneth Arrow, Arthur Cecil Pigou, and Nikolai Kondratiev.

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Among people born in 1932, Robert Mundell ranks 51Before him are Stéphane Audran, Oliver E. Williamson, Francis Lai, V. S. Naipaul, Sheldon Lee Glashow, and Vytautas Landsbergis. After him are Thomas Klestil, Louis Malle, Harriet Andersson, John Searle, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, and Algirdas Brazauskas. Among people deceased in 2021, Robert Mundell ranks 39Before him are Nawal El Saadawi, Richard Rogers, Antony Hewish, Aaron T. Beck, Idriss Déby, and Karolos Papoulias. After him are Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, Edward de Bono, Chick Corea, Carlos Reutemann, Edmond H. Fischer, and Wilbur Smith.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Robert Mundell ranks 34 out of 1,622Before him are Pierre Trudeau (1919), William Shatner (1931), Pamela Anderson (1967), Richard E. Taylor (1929), Ralph M. Steinman (1943), and Bryan Adams (1959). After him are Dan Aykroyd (1952), René Angélil (1942), Arthur B. McDonald (1943), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), Oswald Avery (1877), and Drake (1986).

Among ECONOMISTS In Canada

Among economists born in Canada, Robert Mundell ranks 1After him are Henry Mintzberg (1939), John Kenneth Galbraith (1908), William Vickrey (1914), Myron Scholes (1941), Harold Innis (1894), David Card (1956), Michel Chossudovsky (1946), and Jacob Viner (1892).