George Katona (6 November 1901, Budapest – 18 June 1981, West Berlin) was a Hungarian-born American psychologist who was one of the first to advocate a rapprochement between economics and psychologists. In 1957 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

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  • George Katona, d.i. György Katona; auch: Georg Katona (* 6. November 1901 in Budapest, Österreich-Ungarn (Ungarn); † 18. Juni 1981 in Berlin) war ein US-amerikanischer Psychologe und Ökonom österreichisch-ungarischer Herkunft. Er promovierte 1921 bei Georg Elias Müller an der Universität Göttingen und emigrierte 1933 nach Beginn der NS-Zeit in die USA. Am Ende seines Lebens wurde er von der Freien Universität Berlin mit der Ehrendoktorwürde ausgezeichnet und in die American Academy of Arts and Sciences aufgenommen. Katona war von 1926 bis 1933 einer der Mitherausgeber der Zeitschrift Der Deutsche Volkswirt, Berlin, sowie von 1929 bis 1933 deutscher Korrespondent des Wall Street Journal, New York. Er entwickelte in den 1940er Jahren den University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index, der die Konsumneigung der Privathaushalte in den USA misst. (de)
  • George Katona (6 November 1901, Budapest – 18 June 1981, West Berlin) was a Hungarian-born American psychologist who was one of the first to advocate a rapprochement between economics and psychologists. He graduated with a doctorate in Experimental Psychology from the University of Göttingen in 1921, and worked in Germany until 1933, both as a journalist and as a psychological researcher. Originally trained as a Gestalt psychologist working on problems of learning and memory, during the Second World War he became involved in American government attempts to use psychology to combat war-induced inflation. This led him to consider the application of psychological principles to macroeconomics, devising measures of consumer expectations that eventually became the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index. Use of this index enabled him to predict the post-war boom in the United States at a time when conventional econometric indicators were predicting a recession, a success which helped his fledgling index establish itself. Katona wrote numerous books and journal articles advocating the development of economic psychology. These general ideas were taken up more fully in Europe than in the United States until the development, after his death, of modern behavioral economics. In 1957 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. (en)
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  • George Katona, d.i. György Katona; auch: Georg Katona (* 6. November 1901 in Budapest, Österreich-Ungarn (Ungarn); † 18. Juni 1981 in Berlin) war ein US-amerikanischer Psychologe und Ökonom österreichisch-ungarischer Herkunft. Er promovierte 1921 bei Georg Elias Müller an der Universität Göttingen und emigrierte 1933 nach Beginn der NS-Zeit in die USA. Am Ende seines Lebens wurde er von der Freien Universität Berlin mit der Ehrendoktorwürde ausgezeichnet und in die American Academy of Arts and Sciences aufgenommen. (de)
  • George Katona (6 November 1901, Budapest – 18 June 1981, West Berlin) was a Hungarian-born American psychologist who was one of the first to advocate a rapprochement between economics and psychologists. In 1957 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. (en)
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