List of famous economists of the 20th century with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.
Milton FriedmanMilton Friedman

31 July 1912

16 November 2006

Brooklyn, New York, USA

American

Leo

Amartya SenAmartya Sen

03 November 1933

Santiniketan

Indian

Scorpio

Raghuram RajanRaghuram Rajan

03 February 1963

Bhopal

Indian

Aquarius

Alan GreenspanAlan Greenspan

06 March 1926

New York City

American

Pisces

Anita Bose PfaffAnita Bose Pfaff

29 November 1942

Vienna, Austria

German

Sagittarius

Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh

26 September 1932

Gah

Indian

Libra

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman

05 March 1934

Tel Aviv, Israel

Israeli,American

Pisces

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus

28 June 1940

Chittagong

Bangladeshi

Cancer

Michael PorterMichael Porter

23 May 1947

Ann Arbor

American

Gemini

Ronald CoaseRonald Coase

29 December 1910

02 September 2013

Willesden, London, United Kingdom

British

Capricorn

John Kenneth GalbraithJohn Kenneth Galbraith

15 October 1908

29 April 2006

Iona Station

Canadian

Libra

Benjamin GrahamBenjamin Graham

09 May 1894

21 September 1976

London, United Kingdom

American

Taurus

Paul SamuelsonPaul Samuelson

15 May 1915

13 December 2009

Gary

American

Taurus

Gary BeckerGary Becker

02 December 1930

03 May 2014

Pottsville, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Sagittarius

Simone WeilSimone Weil

03 February 1909

24 August 1943

Paris

French

Aquarius

Douglass NorthDouglass North

05 November 1920

23 November 2015

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

Harry Max MarkowitzHarry Markowitz

24 August 1927

Chicago, Illinois, USA

American

Virgo

Kenneth ArrowKenneth Arrow

23 August 1921

New York City, USA

American

Leo

Robert SolowRobert Solow

23 August 1924

Brooklyn, New York

American

Leo

Simon KuznetsSimon Kuznets

30 April 1901

08 July 1985

Pinsk

American

Taurus

Myron ScholesMyron Scholes

01 July 1941

Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Canadian,American

Cancer

Robert FogelRobert Fogel

01 July 1926

11 June 2013

New York City, New York, United States

American

Cancer

James TobinJames Tobin

05 March 1918

11 March 2002

Champaign

American

Pisces

Franco ModiglianiFranco Modigliani

10 June 1918

25 September 2003

Rome

Italian

Gemini

Wassily LeontiefWassily Leontief

05 August 1905

05 February 1999

Munich

American,Russian

Leo

Robert MundellRobert Mundell

24 October 1932

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Canadian

Scorpio

William Forsyth SharpeWilliam F. Sharpe

16 June 1934

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Gemini

Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz

09 February 1943

Gary

American

Aquarius

William VickreyWilliam Vickrey

21 June 1914

11 October 1996

Victoria

Canadian

Gemini

Leonid KantorovichLeonid Kantorovich

19 January 1912

07 April 1986

Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire

Soviet Russian,Russian

Capricorn

Jan TinbergenJan Tinbergen

12 April 1903

09 June 1994

The Hague

Dutch

Aries

Sir James A. MirrleesJames Mirrlees

05 July 1936

Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

British

Cancer

Herbert SimonHerbert Simon

15 June 1916

09 February 2001

Milwaukee

American

Gemini

James MeadeJames Meade

23 June 1907

22 December 1995

Swanage, United Kingdom

British

Cancer

Theodore William Schultz Theodore Schultz

30 April 1902

26 February 1998

Arlington, South Dakota, United States

American

Taurus

Daniel Little McFaddenDaniel McFadden

29 July 1937

Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.

American

Leo

Gerard DebreuGerard Debreu

04 July 1921

31 December 2004

Calais

French,American

Cancer

Lawrence R. KleinLawrence Klein

14 September 1920

20 October 2013

Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

American

Virgo

Maurice AllaisMaurice Allais

31 May 1911

09 October 2010

Paris, France

French

Gemini

Trygve HaavelmoTrygve Haavelmo

13 December 1911

26 July 1999

Skedsmo

Norwegian

Sagittarius

Roy HarrodRoy Harrod

13 February 1900

08 March 1978

Norfolk, United Kingdom

British

Aquarius

Sir Arthur LewisSir Arthur Lewis

23 January 1915

15 June 1991

Castries

Saint Lucian

Aquarius

Sir Richard StoneSir Richard Stone

30 August 1913

06 December 1991

London

British

Virgo

Tjalling C. KoopmansTjalling C. Koopmans

28 August 1910

26 February 1985

Graveland, Netherlands

Dutch

Virgo

George Joseph StiglerGeorge Joseph Stigler

17 January 1911

01 December 1991

Seattle

American

Capricorn

Merton H. MillerMerton H. Miller

16 May 1923

03 June 2000

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Taurus

Robert Lucas Jr.Robert Lucas Jr.

15 September 1937

Yakima, Washington, USA

American

Virgo

John HicksJohn R Hicks

08 April 1904

20 May 1989

Warwick

British

Aries

Sir Clive William John GrangerSir Clive William John Granger

04 September 1934

27 May 2009

Swansea

British,Welsh

Virgo

Reinhard SeltenReinhard Selten

05 October 1930

23 August 2016

Wrocław, Poland

Polish

Libra

John Harsanyi John C Harsanyi

29 May 1920

09 August 2000

Budapest

Hungarian,American

Gemini

Helmut SchmidtHelmut Schmidt

23 December 1918

10 November 2015

Hamburg

German

Capricorn

Bernard MadoffBernard Madoff

29 April 1938

New York City

American

Taurus

Janet YellenJanet Yellen

13 August 1946

Brooklyn

American

Leo

Arsène WengerArsène Wenger

22 October 1949

Strasbourg

French

Libra

George OsborneGeorge Osborne

23 May 1971

Paddington

British

Gemini

Angus DeatonAngus Deaton

19 October 1945

Edinburgh

British,American

Libra

Sepp BlatterSepp Blatter

10 March 1936

Visp

Swiss

Pisces

Subramanian SwamySubramanian Swamy

15 September 1939

Mylapore

Indian

Virgo

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz

09 February 1943

Gary

American

Aquarius

Oleksandr TurchynovOleksandr Turchynov

31 March 1964

Dnipropetrovsk

Ukrainian

Aries

Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman

28 February 1953

Albany

American

Pisces

Robert McNamaraRobert McNamara

09 June 1916

06 July 2009

San Francisco

American

Gemini

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

18 April 1964

Glasgow

British

Aries

Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria

20 January 1964

Mumbai

American

Capricorn

Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde

01 January 1956

Paris

French

Capricorn

Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko

27 November 1960

Dnipro

Ukrainian

Sagittarius

Paul VolckerPaul Volcker

05 September 1927

Cape May

American

Virgo

Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych

09 July 1950

Yenakiieve

Ukrainian

Cancer

Petro PoroshenkoPetro Poroshenko

26 September 1965

Bolhrad

Ukrainian

Libra

Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers

30 November 1954

New Haven

American

Sagittarius

Sergey ShoyguSergey Shoygu

21 May 1955

Chadan

Russian

Taurus

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell

30 June 1930

Gastonia

American

Cancer

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama

27 October 1952

Chicago

American

Scorpio

Thomas PikettyThomas Piketty

07 May 1971

Clichy

French

Taurus

Queen Máxima of the NetherlandsQueen Máxima of the Netherlands

17 May 1971

Buenos Aires

Taurus

Jens StoltenbergJens Stoltenberg

16 March 1959

Oslo

Norwegian

Pisces

Li KeqiangLi Keqiang

01 July 1955

Dingyuan County

Cancer

John McCallumJohn McCallum

09 April 1950

Montreal

Canadian

Aries

Mario DraghiMario Draghi

03 September 1947

Rome

Italian

Virgo

Nick LeesonNick Leeson

25 February 1967

Watford

British

Pisces

Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis

24 March 1961

Athens

Australian,Greek

Aries

Scott AdamsScott Adams

08 June 1957

Windham (town), New York

American

Gemini

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon

15 June 1916

09 February 2001

Milwaukee

American

Gemini

Benoit MandelbrotBenoit Mandelbrot

20 November 1924

14 October 2010

Warsaw

French,Polish,American

Scorpio

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz

22 December 1943

Brooklyn

American

Sagittarius

Dominique Strauss-KahnDominique Strauss-Kahn

25 April 1949

Neuilly-sur-Seine

French

Taurus

Mark CarneyMark Carney

16 March 1965

Northwest Territories

Canadian

Pisces

Martin WinterkornMartin Winterkorn

24 May 1947

Leonberg

German

Gemini

Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki

18 June 1942

Mbewuleni

South African

Gemini

Hina Rabbani KharHina Rabbani Khar

19 November 1977

Multan

Pakistani

Scorpio

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko

23 February 1954

Khoruzhivka

Ukrainian

Pisces

George AkerlofGeorge Akerlof

17 June 1940

New Haven

American

Gemini

Geert HofstedeGeert Hofstede

02 October 1928

Haarlem

Libra

Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk

22 May 1974

Chernivtsi

Ukrainian

Gemini

Jeffrey SachsJeffrey Sachs

05 November 1954

Detroit

American

Scorpio

Diosdado MacapagalDiosdado Macapagal

28 September 1910

21 April 1997

Lubao

Filipino

Libra

Alex SalmondAlex Salmond

31 December 1954

Linlithgow

British

Capricorn

Robert J. ShillerRobert J. Shiller

29 March 1946

Detroit

American

Aries

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