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.
Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh

26 September 1932

Indian

Raghuram RajanRaghuram Rajan

03 February 1963

Indian

Milton FriedmanMilton Friedman

31 July 1912

American

Amartya SenAmartya Sen

03 November 1933

Indian

Alan GreenspanAlan Greenspan

06 March 1926

American

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman

05 March 1934

Israeli,American

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus

28 June 1940

Bangladeshi

Ben BernankeBen Bernanke

13 December 1953

American

Richard ThalerRichard Thaler

12 September 1945

American

Benjamin GrahamBenjamin Graham

09 May 1894

American

Michael PorterMichael Porter

23 May 1947

American

Simone WeilSimone Weil

03 February 1909

French

John Kenneth GalbraithJohn Kenneth Galbraith

15 October 1908

Canadian

Anita Bose PfaffAnita Bose Pfaff

29 November 1942

German

Paul SamuelsonPaul Samuelson

15 May 1915

American

Gary BeckerGary Becker

02 December 1930

American

Robert SolowRobert Solow

23 August 1924

American

Harry Max MarkowitzHarry Markowitz

24 August 1927

American

Ronald CoaseRonald Coase

29 December 1910

British

Kenneth ArrowKenneth Arrow

23 August 1921

American

Simon KuznetsSimon Kuznets

30 April 1901

American

Myron ScholesMyron Scholes

01 July 1941

Canadian,American

Franco ModiglianiFranco Modigliani

10 June 1918

Italian

Wassily LeontiefWassily Leontief

05 August 1906

Soviet Russian,American,Russian

Douglass NorthDouglass North

05 November 1920

American

Robert MundellRobert Mundell

24 October 1932

Canadian

James TobinJames Tobin

05 March 1918

American

Robert Lucas Jr.Robert Lucas Jr.

15 September 1937

American

Robert FogelRobert Fogel

01 July 1926

American

Jan TinbergenJan Tinbergen

12 April 1903

Dutch

William Forsyth SharpeWilliam F. Sharpe

16 June 1934

American

Leonid KantorovichLeonid Kantorovich

19 January 1912

Soviet Russian,Russian

Theodore William Schultz Theodore Schultz

30 April 1902

American

Reinhard SeltenReinhard Selten

05 October 1930

Polish

Maurice AllaisMaurice Allais

31 May 1911

French

Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz

09 February 1943

American

William VickreyWilliam Vickrey

21 June 1914

American

Daniel Little McFaddenDaniel McFadden

29 July 1937

American

Sir James A. MirrleesJames Mirrlees

05 July 1936

British

Lawrence R. KleinLawrence Klein

14 September 1920

American

James MeadeJames Meade

23 June 1907

British

Herbert SimonHerbert Simon

15 June 1916

American

Roy HarrodRoy Harrod

13 February 1900

British

Trygve HaavelmoTrygve Haavelmo

13 December 1911

Norwegian

Sir Arthur LewisSir Arthur Lewis

23 January 1915

Saint Lucian

Merton H. MillerMerton H. Miller

16 May 1923

American

Tjalling C. KoopmansTjalling C. Koopmans

28 August 1910

Dutch

George Joseph StiglerGeorge Joseph Stigler

17 January 1911

American

Sir Richard StoneSir Richard Stone

30 August 1913

British

Gerard DebreuGerard Debreu

04 July 1921

French,American

John HicksJohn R Hicks

08 April 1904

British

Sir Clive William John GrangerSir Clive William John Granger

04 September 1934

British,American,Welsh

John Harsanyi John C Harsanyi

29 May 1920

Hungarian,American

Bernard MadoffBernard Madoff

29 April 1938

American

Robert McNamaraRobert McNamara

09 June 1916

American

Subramanian SwamySubramanian Swamy

15 September 1939

Indian

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell

30 June 1930

American

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

18 April 1964

British

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko

23 February 1954

Ukrainian

Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria

20 January 1964

American

Yasuo FukudaYasuo Fukuda

16 July 1936

Japanese

Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman

28 February 1953

American

Vicente FoxVicente Fox

02 July 1942

Mexican

Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde

01 January 1956

French

António de Oliveira SalazarAntónio de Oliveira Salazar

28 April 1889

Portuguese

Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki

18 June 1942

South African

Queen Máxima of the NetherlandsQueen Máxima of the Netherlands

17 May 1971

Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych

09 July 1950

Ukrainian

Janet YellenJanet Yellen

13 August 1946

American

Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko

27 November 1960

Ukrainian

Scott AdamsScott Adams

08 June 1957

American

Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers

30 November 1954

American

Petro PoroshenkoPetro Poroshenko

26 September 1965

Ukrainian

Li KeqiangLi Keqiang

01 July 1955

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz

09 February 1943

American

Sepp BlatterSepp Blatter

10 March 1936

Swiss

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama

27 October 1952

American

Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis

24 March 1961

Australian,Greek

George OsborneGeorge Osborne

23 May 1971

British

Nick LeesonNick Leeson

25 February 1967

British

Jens StoltenbergJens Stoltenberg

16 March 1959

Norwegian