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Comprehensive directory containing biographies of world's most famous economists.

An economist is a person who has studied and is well versed with the policies and practices in the field of economics. Not only are these people well versed with the intricacies of economics but are also the very people who create, propose and even implement certain policies that are designed to better serve they work for. The sectors where they are found generally include the private sector and the public sector or the government sector. While most colleges offer courses in the study of economics, which can take up to 6 years to complete, there have been instances where some of the most notable economists come for backgrounds that may vary from mathematics to sociology and even history. The field of economics even has Nobel Prize associated with it. The list of Nobel laureates in economics include names like Amartya Sen, who got it for his work on welfare economics, Daniel Kahneman, who got the award for his work with the integration of learning’s from phycology into economic science and Elinor Ostrom who was awarded this prestigious honour for her work in the field of economic governance. What follows is a collection of the biographies, including the life story, trivia, interesting facts and timelines, of some such famous economists.
Adam Smith Adam Smith

Adam Smith was a pioneer of political economy and ...

Alan Greenspan Alan Greenspan

Alan Greenspan is an American economist who ...

Alfred Marshall Alfred Marshall

Alfred Marshall was an English economist counted ...

Amartya Sen Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen is a much-admired, award winning ...

Benjamin Graham Benjamin Graham

Benjamin Graham is known to have grown the seeds ...

Bertil Ohlin Bertil Gotthard Ohlin

Born on April 23, 1899, Bertil Ohlin was the ...

David Kahneman Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-American ...

Franco Modigliani Franco Modigliani

Franco Modigliani was an eminent Italian ...

Friedrich August von Hayek Friedrich von Hayek

If there is one twentieth-century economist who ...

George Joseph Stigler George Joseph Stigler

One of the most popular economists the 20th ...

Gerard Debreu Gerard Debreu

Gerard Debreu was an economist born in France who ...

Gunnar Myrdal Gunnar Myrdal

Gunnar Myrdal, considered a leading economist and ...

Henry George Henry George

Henry George is remembered as an economist who ...

Herbert Alexander Simon Herbert Simon

Herbert Simon is recognized as one of the ...

James Tobin James Tobin

Sometimes the true worth of a person can be ...

Jan Tinbergen Jan Tinbergen

If there ever was an economist who contributed ...

John Harsanyi John C Harsanyi

John Charles Harsanyi, the conceptualist who ...

John Kenneth Galbraith John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith was a very famous American ...

John Maynard Keynes John Maynard Keynes

Keynesian economics gets its name, theories and ...

John Hicks John R Hicks

Sir John Richard Hicks was a British economist ...

Joseph E. Stiglitz Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a ...

Karl Marx Karl Marx

Karl Marx was a 19th century philosopher, ...

Ludwig von Mises Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises was a famous Austrian economist ...

Manmohan Singh Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh is an eminent Indian economist and ...

Maurice Felix Charles Allais Maurice Allais

Maurice Felix Charles Allais was a French ...

Merton H. Miller Merton H. Miller

Nobel Prize recipient Merton Howard Miller ...

Michael Porter Michael Porter

One of most influential management gurus of this ...

Milton Friedman Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman was a well-known American ...

Muhammad Yunus Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi economist and ...

Paul Anthony Samuelson Paul Samuelson

Paul Anthony Samuelson is recognized as the ...

Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch Ragnar Frisch

A Nobel Prize winner and a renowned economist, ...

Rosa Luxemburg Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg was a German Marxist theorist, ...

Simon Kuznets Simon Kuznets

Simon Kuznets is known to set a standard that ...

Simone Weil Simone Weil

A renowned French philosopher, social activist ...

Sir Arthur Lewis Sir Arthur Lewis

Sir Arthur Lewis was a Saint Lucian economist who ...

Clive William John Granger Sir Clive William John Gr...

A Nobel Prize winner in economic science and a ...

Sir Richard Stone Sir Richard Stone

Sir John Richard Nicholas (Dick) Stone was an ...

Thomas Robert Malthus Thomas Robert Malthus

One of the renowned British clerics and scholars, ...

Trygve Haavelmo Trygve Haavelmo

Trygve Haavelmo was a Norwegian economist and a ...

Wassily Leontief Wassily Leontief

Wassily Wassilyovich Leontief was a ...

William Beveridge William Beveridge

William Beveridge was a British social reformer ...

William Vickrey William Vickrey

Renowned post Keynesian economist and Nobel ...