Friedrich Hayek
#87 Overall Influence

Friedrich Hayek

Austrian and British economist

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Why is this person notable and influential?

Friedrich August von Hayek , often referred to by his initials F. A. Hayek, was an Austrian-British economist and philosopher who is best known for his defence of classical liberalism. Hayek shared the 1974 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Gunnar Myrdal for his “pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and [...] penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena”. His account of how changing prices communicate information that helps individuals co-ordinate their plans is widely regarded as an important achievement in economics, leading to his Nobel Prize.
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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • The Sensory Order
  • Law, Legislation and Liberty
  • Individualism and Economic Order
  • The Road to Serfdom
  • The Sensory Order
  • The Fatal Conceit
  • The Counter-Revolution of Science
  • The Constitution of Liberty
  • The Denationalization of Money

Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#5 World Rank
Economics
#6 World Rank
Political Science
#145 World Rank
Sociology
#160 World Rank
Philosophy
#5293 World Rank
History