#743 Overall Influence

Frank Knight

American economist


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

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.


Published Works

Metadata from Crossref logo

Other Resources


What schools is this person affiliated with?

University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

University of Iowa

Public research university in Iowa City, Iowa, United States

University of Tennessee

Public university in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

Milligan University

Christian liberal arts college in Tennessee

University of the West Indies

International university in the Caribbean

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#38 World Rank
#383 World Rank