#621 Overall Influence

Thomas Sowell

American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Thomas Sowell is an American economist, social theorist, and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.Born in North Carolina, Sowell grew up in Harlem, New York. He dropped out of Stuyvesant High School and later served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Upon returning to the United States, Sowell enrolled at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude in 1958. He received a master's degree from Columbia University in 1959, and earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago in 1968.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

Howard University

University in Washington D.C.

Brandeis University

Private research university in Waltham, Massachusetts

University of California, Los Angeles

Public research university in Los Angeles, California, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#75 World Rank
#45021 World Rank
#47253 World Rank
Political Science
#60989 World Rank
#93689 World Rank
#179167 World Rank
#191636 World Rank
#290150 World Rank
#291007 World Rank
#314516 World Rank
#481726 World Rank
#571149 World Rank
Earth Sciences