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 623,499 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Robert Solow is the 66th most popular economist (down from 62nd in 2019), the 887th most popular biography from United States (down from 772nd in 2019) and the 19th most popular American 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 66 out of 315Before him are Nikolai Kondratiev, Murray Rothbard, Bertil Ohlin, Wang Anshi, Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, and Theodore Schultz. After him are Franco Modigliani, Arthur Cecil Pigou, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Robert Lucas Jr., Harry Markowitz, and Tansu Çiller.

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Among people born in 1924, Robert Solow ranks 41Before him are Ed Wood, Lee Marvin, Francisco Macías Nguema, Karmapa, Guy Williams, and Antony Hewish. After him are Gene Deitch, Eduardo Chillida, Amílcar Cabral, Rauf Denktaş, Vladimir Kryuchkov, and Hermann Buhl.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Solow ranks 887 out of 15,968Before him are Michelle Obama (1964), Keith Haring (1958), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Martin Seligman (1942), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), and Daniel Keyes (1927). After him are John L. Hall (1934), Ray Tomlinson (1941), Richard Dean Anderson (1950), Richard Crenna (1926), Eliot Ness (1903), and Cyndi Lauper (1953).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Robert Solow ranks 19Before him are W. Edwards Deming (1900), Douglass North (1920), Irving Fisher (1867), Charles Cooley (1864), Murray Rothbard (1926), and Theodore Schultz (1902). After him are Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), Harry Markowitz (1927), George Akerlof (1940), Richard Thaler (1945), James M. Buchanan (1919), and Edmund Phelps (1933).