W. Edwards Deming

1900 - 1993

W. Edwards Deming

William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. Educated initially as an electrical engineer and later specializing in mathematical physics, he helped develop the sampling techniques still used by the U.S. Department of the Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In his book The New Economics for Industry, Government, and Education Deming championed the work of Walter Shewhart, including statistical process control, operational definitions, and what Deming called the "Shewhart Cycle," which had evolved into Plan-Do-check-Act (PDCA). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of W. Edwards Deming has received more than 2,004,610 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 48th most popular economist.

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Among economists, W. Edwards Deming ranks 48 out of 288Before him are Léon Walras, Gary Becker, John Hicks, James Tobin, Irving Fisher, and Thorstein Veblen. After him are Douglass North, Ragnar Frisch, John Kenneth Galbraith, Theodore Schultz, Frédéric Bastiat, and Franco Modigliani.

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Among people born in 1900, W. Edwards Deming ranks 32Before him are Richard Kuhn, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Eyvind Johnson, Jan Oort, Thomas Wolfe, and Ragnar Granit. After him are Karl Wolff, Choe Yong-gon, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Edith Frank, Gladwyn Jebb, and Walther Wenck. Among people deceased in 1993, W. Edwards Deming ranks 19Before him are Anthony Burgess, Bobby Moore, Hans Jonas, Polykarp Kusch, Kōbō Abe, and Wolfgang Paul. After him are Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Inge Lehmann, Dizzy Gillespie, André the Giant, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and Albert Sabin.

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Among people born in United States, W. Edwards Deming ranks 664 out of 12,171Before him are Jules Dassin (1911), John Jacob Astor IV (1864), F. Murray Abraham (1939), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), and Linda Lovelace (1949). After him are Douglass North (1920), Irwin Rose (1926), Bill Cosby (1937), John Carpenter (1948), Angela Davis (1944), and Matt Damon (1970).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, W. Edwards Deming ranks 12Before him are Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Gary Becker (1930), James Tobin (1918), Irving Fisher (1867), and Thorstein Veblen (1857). After him are Douglass North (1920), Theodore Schultz (1902), Edmund Phelps (1933), Robert Solow (1924), Kenneth Arrow (1921), and Oliver E. Williamson (1932).