William Vickrey

1914 - 1996

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William Spencer Vickrey (21 June 1914 – 11 October 1996) was a Canadian-American professor of economics and Nobel Laureate. Vickrey was awarded the 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with James Mirrlees for their research into the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information, becoming the only Nobel laureate born in British Columbia. The announcement of his Nobel Prize was made just three days prior to his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Vickrey has received more than 163,207 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). William Vickrey is the 131st most popular economist (down from 110th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Canada (down from 57th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Canadian Economist.

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Among economists, William Vickrey ranks 131 out of 315Before him are William Nordhaus, Kristalina Georgieva, Knut Wicksell, Eugene Fama, Jim Rogers, and Thomas J. Sargent. After him are Jean Tirole, Robert Reich, William F. Sharpe, Joan Robinson, Clive Granger, and Edward C. Prescott.

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Among people born in 1914, William Vickrey ranks 66Before him are Agostino Casaroli, Koichi Oita, Lazar Koliševski, Francisco da Costa Gomes, Shapour Bakhtiar, and Martin Gardner. After him are Archduchess Adelheid of Austria, Yakov Zeldovich, Lina Bo Bardi, Akira Nozawa, James Van Allen, and Pavle, Serbian Patriarch. Among people deceased in 1996, William Vickrey ranks 67Before him are Lars Ahlfors, Saul Bass, Toru Takemitsu, Koichi Oita, Piet Hein, and Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria. After him are Mieczysław Weinberg, Nicu Ceaușescu, Brigitte Helm, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Albert R. Broccoli, and Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, William Vickrey ranks 68 out of 1,130Before him are Henry Taube (1915), David Easton (1917), Avril Lavigne (1984), René Angélil (1942), Mack Sennett (1880), and David H. Hubel (1926). After him are Mike Myers (1963), Carrie-Anne Moss (1967), Geneviève Bujold (1942), Yvonne De Carlo (1922), Rachel McAdams (1978), and Mylène Farmer (1961).

Among ECONOMISTS In Canada

Among economists born in Canada, William Vickrey ranks 4Before him are John Kenneth Galbraith (1908), Henry Mintzberg (1939), and Robert Mundell (1932). After him are Myron Scholes (1941) and Harold Innis (1894).