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Theodore Schultz

1902 - 1998

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Theodore William Schultz (; 30 April 1902 – 26 February 1998) was an American Agricultural economist and chairman of the University of Chicago Department of Economics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodore Schultz has received more than 176,461 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Theodore Schultz is the 62nd most popular economist (up from 65th in 2019), the 804th most popular biography from United States (up from 843rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Economist.

Theodore Schultz is most famous for his work on human capital theory. He argued that the production of goods and services in an economy is dependent on two factors: labor and capital.

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Among economists, Theodore Schultz ranks 62 out of 315Before him are W. Edwards Deming, Irving Fisher, John Kenneth Galbraith, Franco Modigliani, Bertil Ohlin, and Robert Solow. After him are William Stanley Jevons, Oliver E. Williamson, Henry Mintzberg, Robert Lucas Jr., Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, and Jacques Delors.

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Among people born in 1902, Theodore Schultz ranks 34Before him are Marcel Breuer, Mikhail Suslov, Alva Myrdal, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Reinhard Gehlen, and Alexander Luria. After him are Émile Benveniste, Juscelino Kubitschek, André Michel Lwoff, Mitsuo Fuchida, Felix Wankel, and Fritz Strassmann. Among people deceased in 1998, Theodore Schultz ranks 17Before him are Octavio Paz, Alan Shepard, Niklas Luhmann, Vladimir Prelog, Raymond Cattell, and Konstantinos Karamanlis. After him are Frederick Reines, Otto Kretschmer, Vasily Arkhipov, Alfred Schnittke, Allan MacLeod Cormack, and Falco.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Theodore Schultz ranks 804 out of 18,182Before him are Lee Marvin (1924), Charles H. Townes (1915), Joseph Campbell (1904), Robert Solow (1924), Danny Glover (1946), and John Belushi (1949). After him are Hilary Putnam (1926), Stanford Moore (1913), Ice-T (1958), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Louise Hay (1926), and Christopher Lambert (1957).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Theodore Schultz ranks 15Before him are Gary Becker (1930), Douglass North (1920), Kenneth Arrow (1921), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Irving Fisher (1867), and Robert Solow (1924). After him are Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), James Tobin (1918), James M. Buchanan (1919), Murray Rothbard (1926), and Charles Cooley (1864).