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Thomas Schelling

1921 - 2016

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Thomas Crombie Schelling (April 14, 1921 – December 13, 2016) was an American economist and professor of foreign policy, national security, nuclear strategy, and arms control at the School of Public Policy at University of Maryland, College Park. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Schelling has received more than 553,848 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Thomas Schelling is the 121st most popular economist (down from 99th in 2019), the 1,612th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,385th in 2019) and the 38th most popular American Economist.

Thomas Schelling is most famous for his work in game theory, specifically nuclear deterrence. His work in this field helped to explain how the United States and the Soviet Union were able to avoid a nuclear conflict for so long.

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Among economists, Thomas Schelling ranks 121 out of 315Before him are Silvio Gesell, Thomas J. Sargent, Rudolf Hilferding, William Beveridge, Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, and Finn E. Kydland. After him are Oskar Morgenstern, George Stigler, W. Arthur Lewis, James Meade, Robert Fogel, and Zhou Youguang.

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Among people born in 1921, Thomas Schelling ranks 86Before him are Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Karel Appel, Herta Bothe, Paddy Roy Bates, Chris Marker, and Amin al-Hafiz. After him are John Money, Geoffrey Wilkinson, James Clavell, Gene Roddenberry, Murray Bookchin, and Françoise Gilot. Among people deceased in 2016, Thomas Schelling ranks 81Before him are Marvin Minsky, Walter Kohn, Michel Butor, Edgar Mitchell, Chyna, and Yasuo Takamori. After him are David Hamilton, Corry Brokken, Edward Albee, Seymour Papert, Tony Burton, and Glenn Frey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Schelling ranks 1,612 out of 18,182Before him are Chadwick Boseman (1977), Walter Brennan (1894), Emilio Estevez (1962), Chris Cooper (1951), Martha Nussbaum (1947), and Edward Charles Pickering (1846). After him are Albert R. Broccoli (1909), Hilary Swank (1974), Larry Silverstein (1931), Don Ameche (1908), Jack Black (1969), and Norman Reedus (1969).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Thomas Schelling ranks 38Before him are Vernon L. Smith (1927), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), Eugene Fama (1939), Robert J. Shiller (1946), Robert B. Wilson (1937), and Thomas J. Sargent (1943). After him are George Stigler (1911), Robert Fogel (1926), Edward C. Prescott (1940), Michael Spence (1943), Jim Rogers (1942), and Robert Reich (1946).