#751 Overall Influence

Frank Knight

American economist

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Frank Hyneman Knight was an American economist who spent most of his career at the University of Chicago, where he became one of the founders of the Chicago school. Nobel laureates Milton Friedman, George Stigler and James M. Buchanan were all students of Knight at Chicago. Ronald Coase said that Knight, without teaching him, was a major influence on his thinking. F.A. Hayek considered Knight to be one of the major figures in preserving and promoting classical liberal thought in the twentieth century. Paul Samuelson named Knight as one of the several “American saints in economics” born after 1860.

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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University of Iowa
University of Iowa

Public research university in Iowa City, Iowa, United States

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Public university in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

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Cornell University
Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

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Milligan College

Christian liberal arts college in Tennessee

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#28 World Rank #12 USA Rank
Economics
#232 World Rank #97 USA Rank
Sociology