ECONOMIST

Simon Kuznets

1901 - 1985

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Simon Smith Kuznets (; Russian: Семён Абра́мович Кузне́ц, IPA: [sʲɪˈmʲɵn ɐˈbraməvʲɪtɕ kʊzʲˈnʲɛts]; April 30, 1901 – July 8, 1985) was an American economist and statistician who received the 1971 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and social structure and process of development." Kuznets made a decisive contribution to the transformation of economics into an empirical science and to the formation of quantitative economic history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon Kuznets has received more than 421,427 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Simon Kuznets is the 27th most popular economist (down from 25th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Belarus (up from 13th in 2019) and the most popular Belarusian Economist.

Simon Kuznets is most famous for his work on the development of national income accounting. He also developed the idea of the Kuznets Curve, which is a theory that economic growth eventually leads to a reduction in inequality.

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Among ECONOMISTS

Among economists, Simon Kuznets ranks 27 out of 315Before him are Herbert A. Simon, Amartya Sen, Frédéric Passy, Joseph Stiglitz, Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, and William Petty. After him are Ronald Coase, Friedrich List, Wassily Leontief, Gunnar Myrdal, Carl Menger, and Michael Porter.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1901, Simon Kuznets ranks 27Before him are André Malraux, Princess Märtha of Sweden, Margaret Mead, Joaquín Rodrigo, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and Max Euwe. After him are Andrey Vlasov, Milton H. Erickson, Ernest Lawrence, Ricardo Zamora, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, and Jean Dubuffet. Among people deceased in 1985, Simon Kuznets ranks 15Before him are Charles Francis Richter, Italo Calvino, Rock Hudson, Simone Signoret, László Bíró, and Dian Fossey. After him are Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Philip Larkin, Lon Nol, Jean Dubuffet, Anne Baxter, and Margaret Mahler.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Simon Kuznets ranks 12 out of 274Before him are Felix Dzerzhinsky (1877), Chaim Weizmann (1874), Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746), Andrei Gromyko (1909), Stanisław August Poniatowski (1732), and Yitzhak Shamir (1915). After him are Chaim Soutine (1893), Meyer Lansky (1902), Ryszard Kapuściński (1932), Yanka Kupala (1882), Sviatopolk I of Kiev (978), and Hacı I Giray (1397).

Among ECONOMISTS In Belarus

Among economists born in Belarus, Simon Kuznets ranks 1