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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
(Scottish,Welsh)

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

Alan Greenspan Alan Greenspan
(American)

Alan Greenspan is an American economist who ...

Alfred Marshall Alfred Marshall
(British)

Alfred Marshall was an English economist counted ...

Amartya Sen Amartya Sen
(Indian)

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

Benjamin Graham Benjamin Graham
(British,American)

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

Bertil Gotthard Ohlin Bertil Gotthard Ohlin
(Swedish)

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

David Kahneman Daniel Kahneman
(Israeli,American)

Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-American ...

Daniel Little McFadden Daniel McFadden
(American)

Daniel Little McFadden is an American economist ...

Douglass North Douglass North
(American)

Douglass North was an American economist who won ...

Emily Greene Balch Emily Greene Balch
(American)

Emily Greene Balch was an American economist, ...

Franco Modigliani Franco Modigliani
(Italian)

Franco Modigliani was an eminent Italian ...

Frederic Passy Frédéric Passy...
(French)

Frederic Passy was an economist and a peace ...

Friedrich von Hayek Friedrich von Hayek
(Austrian,British)

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

Gary Becker Gary Becker
(American)

Gary Becker was an American economist who won the ...

George Joseph Stigler George Joseph Stigler
(American)

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

Gerard Debreu Gerard Debreu
(French,American)

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

Gunnar Myrdal Gunnar Myrdal
(Swedish)

Gunnar Myrdal, considered a leading economist and ...

Harry Max Markowitz Harry Markowitz
(American)

Harry Max Markowitz is an American economist who ...

Henry George Henry George
(American)

Henry George is remembered as an economist who ...

Herbert Simon Herbert Simon
(American)

Herbert Simon is recognized as one of the ...

James Meade James Meade
(British)

James Edward Meade was a British economist, who, ...

Sir James A. Mirrlees James Mirrlees
(British)

Sir James A. Mirrlees is a Scottish economist who ...

James Tobin James Tobin
(American)

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

Jan Tinbergen Jan Tinbergen
(Dutch)

If there ever was an economist who contributed ...

John Harsanyi John C Harsanyi
(Hungarian,American)

John Charles Harsanyi, the conceptualist who ...

John Kenneth Galbraith John Kenneth Galbraith
(Canadian)

John Kenneth Galbraith was a very famous American ...

John Hicks John R Hicks
(British)

Sir John Richard Hicks was a British economist ...

Joseph E. Stiglitz Joseph E. Stiglitz
(American)

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

Karl Marx Karl Marx
(German,Prussian)

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

Kenneth Arrow Kenneth Arrow
(American)

Kenneth Arrow is an American economist whose ...

Lawrence R. Klein Lawrence Klein
(American)

Lawrence R. Klein was American economist who ...

Leonid Kantorovich Leonid Kantorovich
(Soviet Russian)

Leonid Kantorovich was a Russian mathematician ...

Ludwig von Mises Ludwig von Mises
(Austrian)

Ludwig von Mises was a famous Austrian economist ...

Manmohan Singh Manmohan Singh
(Indian)

Manmohan Singh is an eminent Indian economist and ...

Maurice Allais Maurice Allais
(French)

Maurice Felix Charles Allais was a French ...

Merton H. Miller Merton H. Miller
(American)

Nobel Prize recipient Merton Howard Miller ...

Michael Porter Michael Porter
(American)

One of most influential management gurus of this ...

Milton Friedman Milton Friedman
(American)

Milton Friedman was a well-known American ...

Muhammad Yunus Muhammad Yunus
(Bangladeshi)

Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi economist and ...

Myron Scholes Myron Scholes
(Canadian,American)

Myron Scholes is a Canadian-American economist ...

Paul Samuelson Paul Samuelson
(American)

Paul Anthony Samuelson is recognized as the ...

Piero Sraffa Piero Sraffa
(Italian)

Piero Sraffa was an Italian economist who is ...

Raghuram Rajan Raghuram Rajan
(Indian)

Raghuram Rajan is an Indian economist and the ...

Ragnar Frisch Ragnar Frisch
(Norwegian)

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

Reinhard Selte Reinhard Selte
(German)

Reinhard Selten is a German economist who won a ...

Robert C. Merton Robert C. Merton
(American)

Robert C. Merton is an American economist who ...

Robert Fogel Robert Fogel
(American)

Robert Fogel was an American economic historian ...

Robert Lucas Jr. Robert Lucas Jr.
(American)

Robert Lucas Jr. is an American economist who ...

Robert Mundell Robert Mundell
(Canadian)

Robert Mundell is a Canadian economist who ...

Robert Solow Robert Solow
(American)

Robert Merton Solow is an American economist who ...

Ronald Coase Ronald Coase
(British)

Ronald Coase was a British economist and author ...

Rosa Luxemburg Rosa Luxemburg
(German,Polish)

Rosa Luxemburg was a German Marxist theorist, ...

Roy Harrod Roy Harrod
(British)

Sir Henry Roy Forbes Harrod was an English ...

Simon Kuznets Simon Kuznets
(American)

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

Simone Weil Simone Weil
(French)

A renowned French philosopher, social activist ...

Sir Arthur Lewis Sir Arthur Lewis
(Saint Lucian)

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

Sir Clive William John Granger Sir Clive William John Gr...
(British,Welsh)

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

Sir Richard Stone Sir Richard Stone
(British)

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

Theodore William Schultz Theodore Schultz
(American)

Theodore William Schultz was an American ...

Thomas Robert Malthus Thomas Robert Malthus
(British)

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

Tjalling C. Koopmans Tjalling C. Koopmans
(Dutch)

Tjalling C. Koopmans was a Dutch American ...

Trygve Haavelmo Trygve Haavelmo
(Norwegian)

Trygve Haavelmo was a Norwegian economist and a ...

Wassily Leontief Wassily Leontief
(American,Russian)

Wassily Wassilyovich Leontief was a ...

William Beveridge William Beveridge
(British)

William Beveridge was a British social reformer ...

William Forsyth Sharpe William F. Sharpe
(American)

William Forsyth Sharpe is an American economist ...

William Vickrey William Vickrey
(Canadian)

Renowned post Keynesian economist and Nobel ...

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