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John Bates Clark

Definition

John Bates Clark was an American neoclassical economist. He was one of the pioneers of the marginalist revolution and opponent to the Institutionalist school of economics, and spent most of his career as professor at Columbia University.

What is 'John Bates Clark'

An American Neoclassical economist renowned for his development of the marginal productivity theory of distribution. John Bates Clark is best known for his works on marginal utility, a revolutionary principal in economics.

Explaining 'John Bates Clark'

Born in 1847 in Rhode Island, Clark was a graduate of Amherst College and taught at Columbia University for nearly 30 years. He was also a former president of the American Economic Association (AEA). Clark died in 1938. The John Bates Clark Medal is named in his honor. The John Bates Clark Medal is a prize awarded each year by the AEA to an economist working in the United States who is younger than 40 and who has contributed outstanding research to the field of economics.


Further Reading


In honor of Matthew Rabin: winner of the John Bates Clark medal
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… In Honor of Matthew Rabin: Winner of the John Bates Clark Medal 171 … 172 Journal of Economic Perspectives … follows Rabin's colleague George Akerlof's interest in drawing social phenomena into economics and anticipates the recent interest among many other economists in …

In honor of Paul Krugman: winner of the John Bates Clark medalIn honor of Paul Krugman: winner of the John Bates Clark medal
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… In Honor of Matthew Rabin: Winner of the John Bates Clark Medal 171 … 172 Journal of Economic Perspectives … follows Rabin's colleague George Akerlof's interest in drawing social phenomena into economics and anticipates the recent interest among many other economists in …

Does the John Bates Clark Medal boost subsequent productivity and citation success?Does the John Bates Clark Medal boost subsequent productivity and citation success?
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… In Honor of Matthew Rabin: Winner of the John Bates Clark Medal 171 … 172 Journal of Economic Perspectives … follows Rabin's colleague George Akerlof's interest in drawing social phenomena into economics and anticipates the recent interest among many other economists in …

In Honor of Sandy Grossman, Winner of the John Bates Clark MedalIn Honor of Sandy Grossman, Winner of the John Bates Clark Medal
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… In Honor of Matthew Rabin: Winner of the John Bates Clark Medal 171 … 172 Journal of Economic Perspectives … follows Rabin's colleague George Akerlof's interest in drawing social phenomena into economics and anticipates the recent interest among many other economists in …

When economics faces the economy: John Bates Clark and the 1914 antitrust legislationWhen economics faces the economy: John Bates Clark and the 1914 antitrust legislation
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… In Honor of Matthew Rabin: Winner of the John Bates Clark Medal 171 … 172 Journal of Economic Perspectives … follows Rabin's colleague George Akerlof's interest in drawing social phenomena into economics and anticipates the recent interest among many other economists in …

In Honor of David Kreps, Winner of the John Bates Clark MedalIn Honor of David Kreps, Winner of the John Bates Clark Medal
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… In Honor of Matthew Rabin: Winner of the John Bates Clark Medal 171 … 172 Journal of Economic Perspectives … follows Rabin's colleague George Akerlof's interest in drawing social phenomena into economics and anticipates the recent interest among many other economists in …

Steven D. Levitt: 2003 John Bates Clark MedalistSteven D. Levitt: 2003 John Bates Clark Medalist
www.aeaweb.org [PDF]
… In Honor of Matthew Rabin: Winner of the John Bates Clark Medal 171 … 172 Journal of Economic Perspectives … follows Rabin's colleague George Akerlof's interest in drawing social phenomena into economics and anticipates the recent interest among many other economists in …



Q&A About John Bates Clark


How old was John Bates Clark when he died in 1938?

He was 75 years old when he died in 1938.

When did he die?

In 1938.

Where did he teach?

At Columbia University.

Who awards it every year since 1947?

The American Economic Association (AEA) does."

What did he do after teaching at Columbia University for nearly 3 years?

He became the president of the American Economic Association (AEA).

Why does it exist?

To recognize young economists' contributions to their field."

How old is the prize named after him, The John Bates Clark Medal, awarded each year by the AEA to an economist working in the United States who is younger than 40 and who has contributed outstanding research to the field of economics?

It's given out every year since 1947."

What is John Bates Clark?

An American neoclassical economist.