William Stanley Jevons

1835 - 1882

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William Stanley Jevons (; 1 September 1835 – 13 August 1882) was an English economist and logician. Irving Fisher described Jevons's book A General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy (1862) as the start of the mathematical method in economics. It made the case that economics as a science concerned with quantities is necessarily mathematical. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Stanley Jevons has received more than 333,919 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). William Stanley Jevons is the 58th most popular economist (up from 71st in 2019), the 573rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 602nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Economist.

William Stanley Jevons is most famous for his work in the field of economics. He was one of the first economists to use mathematics to analyze economic problems.

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Among economists, William Stanley Jevons ranks 58 out of 315Before him are Douglass North, Irving Fisher, Ragnar Frisch, John Kenneth Galbraith, Charles Cooley, and Jacques Delors. After him are Henry Mintzberg, Nikolai Kondratiev, Murray Rothbard, Bertil Ohlin, Wang Anshi, and Eugen Böhm von Bawerk.

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Among people born in 1835, William Stanley Jevons ranks 16Before him are Giovanni Schiaparelli, Henryk Wieniawski, Samuel Butler, Demetrius Vikelas, Josef Stefan, and Giosuè Carducci. After him are Fukuzawa Yukichi, Eduard Strauss, Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern, Nikolai Rubinstein, Shoqan Walikhanov, and Iwasaki Yatarō. Among people deceased in 1882, William Stanley Jevons ranks 11Before him are Jesse James, Arthur de Gobineau, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Bruno Bauer, Theodor Schwann, and Louis Blanc. After him are Francesco Hayez, Joseph Liouville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Léon Gambetta, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Sergey Nechayev.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Stanley Jevons ranks 573 out of 6,924Before him are Douglas Adams (1952), Robbie Coltrane (1950), David Brewster (1781), Diana Rigg (1938), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), and Edmund Cartwright (1743). After him are David Hockney (1937), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), George Martin (1926), Nick Mason (1944), Muriel Spark (1918), and Brian Epstein (1934).

Among ECONOMISTS In United Kingdom

Among economists born in United Kingdom, William Stanley Jevons ranks 12Before him are Alfred Marshall (1842), John Law (1671), William Petty (1623), Ronald Coase (1910), John Hicks (1904), and Benjamin Graham (1894). After him are Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877), James Mill (1773), Thomas Mun (1571), Richard Stone (1913), James Meade (1907), and Joan Robinson (1903).