Economy plays a vital role in our society. From the prices of commodities and services to the normal functioning of a household and a country, it is the economy that controls our life and living predominantly as an external force. Though there have been greatest of economists who contributed comprehensively through their research, analysis and documentation, 20th century saw a surge in the number greatly. British economist, William Arthur Lewis was the first to explore the problems of the developing world in the post-war era through his theory of economic growth. US economist, James Buchanan was one of the famed and celebrated economists of the century who is best remembered as the founder of ‘public choice theory’. And while talking of greatest economists of the 20th century, US economist, Milton Friedman definitely deserves top mention. He was best known for his advocacy of monetarism, the control of aggregate demand solely by control of the money supply and his unflinching support of the market in virtually all areas of economic life. US economist, Kenneth Arrow developed the first rigorous proof of the existence of general equilibrium in a capitalist economy. And there are many others including, Irving Fisher, John Richard Hicks, Amartya Sen, Douglass North, Robert Merton, and so on. Discover some amazing life facts and career graph of the famous economists of the 20th century.
Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
26 September 1932, Indian
Former Prime Minister of India
Amartya SenAmartya Sen
03 November 1933, Indian
Economist & Philosopher

Milton FriedmanMilton Friedman
31 July 1912, American
Economist, Statistician

Raghuram RajanRaghuram Rajan
03 February 1963, Indian

Maximilian Carl Emil WeberMax Weber
21 April 1864, German

Alan GreenspanAlan Greenspan
06 March 1926, American
American economist
David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman
05 March 1934, Israeli, American
American-Israeli psychologist

Ben BernankeBen Bernanke
13 December 1953, American

Carlos Salinas de GortariCarlos Salinas de Gortari
03 April 1948, Mexican

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus
28 June 1940, Bangladeshi
Benjamin GrahamBenjamin Graham
09 May 1894, American
Economist, Investor

Simone WeilSimone Weil
03 February 1909, French
Philosopher, mystic and social activist
Anita Bose PfaffAnita Bose Pfaff
29 November 1942, German

Richard ThalerRichard Thaler
12 September 1945, American
Nobel Prize Winner in Economics (2017)

Michael PorterMichael Porter
23 May 1947, American
Economist, Researcher, Author, Advisor, Speaker
John Kenneth GalbraithJohn Kenneth Galbraith
15 October 1908, Canadian

Paul SamuelsonPaul Samuelson
15 May 1915, American
Gary BeckerGary Becker
02 December 1930, American

Robert SolowRobert Solow
23 August 1924, American

Kenneth ArrowKenneth Arrow
23 August 1921, American
Economist & Political Theorist
Harry Max MarkowitzHarry Markowitz
24 August 1927, American

Ronald CoaseRonald Coase
29 December 1910, British
Simon KuznetsSimon Kuznets
30 April 1901, American

Myron ScholesMyron Scholes
01 July 1941, Canadian, American

Wassily LeontiefWassily Leontief
05 August 1906, Russian, American, Russian
Nobel Prize Winner in Economics

Franco ModiglianiFranco Modigliani
10 June 1918, Italian
William Forsyth SharpeWilliam F. Sharpe
16 June 1934, American
Douglass NorthDouglass North
05 November 1920, American

Robert Lucas Jr.Robert Lucas Jr.
15 September 1937, American

James TobinJames Tobin
05 March 1918, American

Jan TinbergenJan Tinbergen
12 April 1903, Dutch
Nobel Prize Winner in Economics
Robert MundellRobert Mundell
24 October 1932, Canadian

John HarsanyiJohn Harsanyi
29 May 1920, Hungarian, American

Leonid KantorovichLeonid Kantorovich
19 January 1912, Russian, Russian

Robert FogelRobert Fogel
01 July 1926, American

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Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz
09 February 1943, American
Economist & Author
Sir James A. MirrleesJames Mirrlees
05 July 1936, British

William VickreyWilliam Vickrey
21 June 1914, American
Nobel Prize Winner in Economics
Theodore William Schultz Theodore Schultz
30 April 1902, American

Reinhard SeltenReinhard Selten
05 October 1930, Polish

Lawrence R. KleinLawrence Klein
14 September 1920, American
Daniel Little McFaddenDaniel McFadden
29 July 1937, American

James MeadeJames Meade
23 June 1907, British
Maurice AllaisMaurice Allais
31 May 1911, French

Roy HarrodRoy Harrod
13 February 1900, British

Trygve HaavelmoTrygve Haavelmo
13 December 1911, Norwegian

Herbert SimonHerbert Simon
15 June 1916, American
Economist, Political scientist, sociologist,

Sir Arthur LewisSir Arthur Lewis
23 January 1915, Saint Lucian
George Joseph StiglerGeorge Joseph Stigler
17 January 1911, American

Gerard DebreuGerard Debreu
04 July 1921, French, American

Merton H. MillerMerton H. Miller
16 May 1923, American

Tjalling C. KoopmansTjalling C. Koopmans
28 August 1910, Dutch
John HicksJohn R Hicks
08 April 1904, British

Sir Richard StoneSir Richard Stone
30 August 1913, British
Sir Clive William John GrangerSir Clive William John Granger
04 September 1934, British, American, Welsh
British economist

Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
01 January 1956, French
Economist, Lawyer, Diplomat, Politician,

Subramanian SwamySubramanian Swamy
15 September 1939, Indian
Economist, Politician, Author
Luis Donaldo ColosioLuis Donaldo Colosio
10 February 1950, Mexican
Politician, Economist

William Rees-MoggWilliam Rees-Mogg
14 July 1928, British
Journalist, Writer, Economist
Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
18 April 1964, British
Writer, Economic historian, Historian, University

Queen Máxima of the NetherlandsQueen Máxima of the Netherlands
17 May 1971
Economist, Judge

George OsborneGeorge Osborne
23 May 1971, British
Politician, Economist
Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria
20 January 1964, American
Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Writer, Economist

Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis
24 March 1961, Australian, Greek
Economist, Politician, Professor, Non-fiction
Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki
18 June 1942, South African
Politician, Economist

Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman
28 February 1953, American
Columnist, Economist, Essayist, Blogger,

Sepp BlatterSepp Blatter
10 March 1936, Swiss
Functionary, Economist

Dominique Strauss-KahnDominique Strauss-Kahn
25 April 1949, French
Economist, Politician, Lawyer, University teacher
Mark CarneyMark Carney
16 March 1965, Canadian
Economist, Banker, Entrepreneur
António de Oliveira SalazarAntónio de Oliveira Salazar
28 April 1889, Portuguese
Economist, Politician, Educationist, University

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
27 October 1952, American
Writer, Political scientist, Blogger, Economist

Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych
09 July 1950, Ukrainian
Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz
09 February 1943, American
Economist, University teacher, Science writer,
Scott AdamsScott Adams
08 June 1957, American
Comics artist, Economist, Journalist

Li KeqiangLi Keqiang
01 July 1955
Politician, Economist

Mario DraghiMario Draghi
03 September 1947, Italian
Economist, Banker, University teacher

Janet YellenJanet Yellen
13 August 1946, American
Economist, Professor, Banker

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
23 February 1954, Ukrainian
Economist, Politician, Banker
Ernesto ZedilloErnesto Zedillo
27 December 1951, Mexican
Economist, University teacher, Author

Vicente FoxVicente Fox
02 July 1942, Mexican
Politician, Economist
Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
30 November 1954, American
Economist, University teacher, Professor,

Alan KruegerAlan Krueger
17 September 1960, American
Economist, University teacher

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
15 June 1916, American
Economist, Psychologist, Politician, Sociologist,
Jeffrey SachsJeffrey Sachs
05 November 1954, American
Economist, University teacher

Helmut SchmidtHelmut Schmidt
23 December 1918, German
Politician, Economist, Civil servant, Non-fiction
Pierluigi CollinaPierluigi Collina
13 February 1960, Italian
Association football referee, Writer, Economist

Jens StoltenbergJens Stoltenberg
16 March 1959, Norwegian
Economist, Politician

Hina Rabbani KharHina Rabbani Khar
19 November 1977, Pakistani
Diplomat, Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
22 December 1943, American
Political scientist, Diplomat, Politician,
Thomas PikettyThomas Piketty
07 May 1971, French
Economist, University teacher

Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
05 September 1927, American
Economist, Banker
Sergey ShoyguSergey Shoygu
21 May 1955, Russian
Politician, Military personnel, Economist

Kristalina GeorgievaKristalina Georgieva
13 August 1953, Bulgarian
Economist, University teacher

Benoit MandelbrotBenoit Mandelbrot
20 November 1924, French, Polish, American
Mathematician, Economist, Professor, Scientist,

Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
16 December 1968, American
Economist, Banker, Politician
Miloš ZemanMiloš Zeman
28 September 1944, Czech
Politician, Economist