Milton Friedman
#51 Overall Influence

Milton Friedman

American economist, statistician, and writer

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Why is this person notable and influential?

Milton Friedman was an American economist who received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and the complexity of stabilization policy. With George Stigler and others, Friedman was among the intellectual leaders of the Chicago school of economics, a neoclassical school of economic thought associated with the work of the faculty at the University of Chicago that rejected Keynesianism in favor of monetarism until the mid-1970s, when it turned to new classical macroeconomics heavily based on the concept of rational expectations. Several students and young professors who were recruited or mentored by Friedman at Chicago went on to become leading economists, including Gary Becker, Robert Fogel, Thomas Sowell and Robert Lucas Jr.

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Schools

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Rutgers University
Rutgers University

Multi-campus American public research university in New Jersey, United States

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • Capitalism and Freedom
  • A Monetary History of the United States
  • Free to Choose
  • Essays in Positive Economics

Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#3 World Rank #1 USA Rank
Economics
#485 World Rank #96 USA Rank
Mathematics