William Nordhaus

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William Dawbney Nordhaus (born May 31, 1941) is an American economist. He was a Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, best known for his work in economic modeling and climate change, and a co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Nordhaus has received more than 513,678 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). William Nordhaus is the 113th most popular economist (down from 102nd in 2019), the 1,494th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,405th in 2019) and the 34th most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, William Nordhaus ranks 113 out of 414Before him are Adolph Wagner, Friedrich von Wieser, Rudolf Hilferding, Zhou Youguang, Richard Stone, and Thomas J. Sargent. After him are Carlo M. Cipolla, Merton Miller, Finn E. Kydland, Richard Cantillon, Edward C. Prescott, and Joan Robinson.

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Among people born in 1941, William Nordhaus ranks 102Before him are Toyo Ito, Jacqueline Boyer, Michael Stuart Brown, Neil Diamond, David Gross, and Angelo Scola. After him are Grace Zabriskie, Liamine Zéroual, Senta Berger, Lella Lombardi, Louis Ignarro, and Bertrand Tavernier.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Nordhaus ranks 1,494 out of 20,380Before him are Bessie Smith (1894), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Kelly Preston (1962), David McClelland (1917), Thomas J. Sargent (1943), and Stonewall Jackson (1824). After him are Erskine Caldwell (1903), Herbert Blomstedt (1927), David Graf (1950), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Merton Miller (1923), and Kalākaua (1836).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, William Nordhaus ranks 34Before him are Claudia Goldin (1946), George Akerlof (1940), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), Douglas McGregor (1906), Thomas Schelling (1921), and Thomas J. Sargent (1943). After him are Merton Miller (1923), Edward C. Prescott (1940), Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Robert J. Shiller (1946), Alan Greenspan (1926), and George Stigler (1911).