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

Milton FriedmanMilton Friedman

31 July 1912

American

Amartya SenAmartya Sen

03 November 1933

Indian

Raghuram RajanRaghuram Rajan

03 February 1963

Indian

Alan GreenspanAlan Greenspan

06 March 1926

American

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman

05 March 1934

Israeli,American

Ben BernankeBen Bernanke

13 December 1953

American

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus

28 June 1940

Bangladeshi

Anita Bose PfaffAnita Bose Pfaff

29 November 1942

German

Benjamin GrahamBenjamin Graham

09 May 1894

American

John Kenneth GalbraithJohn Kenneth Galbraith

15 October 1908

Canadian

Michael PorterMichael Porter

23 May 1947

American

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Simone WeilSimone Weil

03 February 1909

French

Richard ThalerRichard Thaler

12 September 1945

American

Paul SamuelsonPaul Samuelson

15 May 1915

American

Gary BeckerGary Becker

02 December 1930

American

Kenneth ArrowKenneth Arrow

23 August 1921

American

Harry Max MarkowitzHarry Markowitz

24 August 1927

American

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Robert SolowRobert Solow

23 August 1924

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

Douglass NorthDouglass North

05 November 1920

American

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Franco ModiglianiFranco Modigliani

10 June 1918

Italian

Robert Lucas Jr.Robert Lucas Jr.

15 September 1937

American

William Forsyth SharpeWilliam F. Sharpe

16 June 1934

American

James TobinJames Tobin

05 March 1918

American

Robert MundellRobert Mundell

24 October 1932

Canadian

Robert FogelRobert Fogel

01 July 1926

American

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Jan TinbergenJan Tinbergen

12 April 1903

Dutch

Leonid KantorovichLeonid Kantorovich

19 January 1912

Russian,Russian

John HarsanyiJohn Harsanyi

29 May 1920

Hungarian,American

Sir James A. MirrleesJames Mirrlees

05 July 1936

British

Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz

09 February 1943

American

Theodore William Schultz Theodore Schultz

30 April 1902

American

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William VickreyWilliam Vickrey

21 June 1914

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

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Roy HarrodRoy Harrod

13 February 1900

British

Herbert SimonHerbert Simon

15 June 1916

American

Trygve HaavelmoTrygve Haavelmo

13 December 1911

Norwegian

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

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Tjalling C. KoopmansTjalling C. Koopmans

28 August 1910

Dutch

Merton H. MillerMerton H. Miller

16 May 1923

American

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

Alan KruegerAlan Krueger

17 September 1960

American

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Subramanian SwamySubramanian Swamy

15 September 1939

Indian

Luis Donaldo ColosioLuis Donaldo Colosio

10 February 1950

Mexican

William Rees-MoggWilliam Rees-Mogg

14 July 1928

British

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

18 April 1964

British

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko

23 February 1954

Ukrainian

Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria

20 January 1964

American

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Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman

28 February 1953

American

Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde

01 January 1956

French

Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych

09 July 1950

Ukrainian

Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis

24 March 1961

Australian,Greek

Hina Rabbani KharHina Rabbani Khar

19 November 1977

Pakistani

António de Oliveira SalazarAntónio de Oliveira Salazar

28 April 1889

Portuguese

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Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki

18 June 1942

South African

George OsborneGeorge Osborne

23 May 1971

British

Ernesto ZedilloErnesto Zedillo

27 December 1951

Mexican

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz

09 February 1943

American

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama

27 October 1952

American

Queen Máxima of the NetherlandsQueen Máxima of the Netherlands

17 May 1971

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Vicente FoxVicente Fox

02 July 1942

Mexican

Janet YellenJanet Yellen

13 August 1946

American

Li KeqiangLi Keqiang

01 July 1955

Jens StoltenbergJens Stoltenberg

16 March 1959

Norwegian

Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers

30 November 1954

American

Pierluigi CollinaPierluigi Collina

13 February 1960

Italian

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Scott AdamsScott Adams

08 June 1957

American

Sepp BlatterSepp Blatter

10 March 1936

Swiss

Mark CarneyMark Carney

16 March 1965

Canadian