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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 384,991 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). William Stanley Jevons is the 63rd most popular economist (down from 58th in 2019), the 579th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 572nd 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 63 out of 315Before him are Irving Fisher, John Kenneth Galbraith, Franco Modigliani, Bertil Ohlin, Robert Solow, and Theodore Schultz. After him are Oliver E. Williamson, Henry Mintzberg, Robert Lucas Jr., Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, Jacques Delors, and James Mill.

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Among people born in 1835, William Stanley Jevons ranks 17Before him are Giovanni Schiaparelli, Samuel Butler, Demetrius Vikelas, Giosuè Carducci, Eduard Strauss, and Josef Stefan. After him are Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Fukuzawa Yukichi, Nikolai Rubinstein, Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern, Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Shoqan Walikhanov. Among people deceased in 1882, William Stanley Jevons ranks 12Before him are Arthur de Gobineau, Theodor Schwann, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Bruno Bauer, Louis Blanc, and Francesco Hayez. After him are Léon Gambetta, Joseph Liouville, Vasily Perov, Sergey Nechayev, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Ewelina Hańska.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Stanley Jevons ranks 579 out of 7,765Before him are Tom Jones (1940), Christian Bale (1974), David Irving (1938), James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631), and John Macleod (1876). After him are Gerard Butler (1969), John Edward Gray (1800), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), Sean Bean (1959), and Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897).

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), Benjamin Graham (1894), and John Hicks (1904). After him are James Mill (1773), Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877), Thomas Mun (1571), Richard Stone (1913), James Meade (1907), and Clive Granger (1934).