Robert Solow

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Robert Merton Solow, GCIH (; born August 23, 1924) is an American economist whose work on the theory of economic growth culminated in the exogenous growth model named after him. He is currently Emeritus Institute Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has been a professor since 1949. He was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal in 1961, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1987, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Solow has received more than 709,915 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Solow is the 61st most popular economist (up from 66th in 2019), the 801st most popular biography from United States (up from 886th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Economist.

Robert Solow is most famous for his work on economic growth. He is most well-known for his 1956 article, "A Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth," in which he proposed that economic growth can be explained by technological progress.

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Among economists, Robert Solow ranks 61 out of 315Before him are Robert Mundell, W. Edwards Deming, Irving Fisher, John Kenneth Galbraith, Franco Modigliani, and Bertil Ohlin. After him are Theodore Schultz, William Stanley Jevons, Oliver E. Williamson, Henry Mintzberg, Robert Lucas Jr., and Eugen Böhm von Bawerk.

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Among people born in 1924, Robert Solow ranks 31Before him are Willard Boyle, Sidney Lumet, Georges Charpak, Jovanka Broz, Ezer Weizman, and Lee Marvin. After him are Jin Yong, Eva Marie Saint, Kōbō Abe, Lys Assia, Amílcar Cabral, and Dmitry Yazov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Solow ranks 801 out of 18,182Before him are Charlie Sheen (1965), James Cronin (1931), Sam Peckinpah (1925), Lee Marvin (1924), Charles H. Townes (1915), and Joseph Campbell (1904). After him are Danny Glover (1946), John Belushi (1949), Theodore Schultz (1902), Hilary Putnam (1926), Stanford Moore (1913), and Ice-T (1958).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Robert Solow ranks 14Before him are Thorstein Veblen (1857), Gary Becker (1930), Douglass North (1920), Kenneth Arrow (1921), W. Edwards Deming (1900), and Irving Fisher (1867). After him are Theodore Schultz (1902), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), James Tobin (1918), James M. Buchanan (1919), and Murray Rothbard (1926).