List of famous American economists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Do you know Adam Smith? The guy who appears on the back of £20 note. That is right! He is the mastermind behind concepts of free trade, market competition and the morality of private enterprise and his famous book of economics titled “Wealth of Nations” is the cornerstone of all modern day economic policies? Such is the clout of an economist over a nation, its people and its financial system. Calvin Coolidge has rightly said, "Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow." Since time immemorial, economists have been providing people with invaluable insights on economic policies, banking, and money at large. They have been the guiding force behind a country’s economic growth and progress. They are the reasons why a layman understands how a foreign and domestic market operates. They help taxpayers make reasoned and rational choices for short-term and long-term financial benefits. Above all, the economists teach us how to manage and use finite resources like time and money. Today we explore the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts on some of America’s most renowned economists in the biographies below.
Lawrence KudlowLawrence Kudlow

20 August 1947

Milton FriedmanMilton Friedman

31 July 1912

Alan GreenspanAlan Greenspan

06 March 1926

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman

05 March 1934

Ben BernankeBen Bernanke

13 December 1953

Richard ThalerRichard Thaler

12 September 1945

Benjamin GrahamBenjamin Graham

09 May 1894

Michael PorterMichael Porter

23 May 1947

Henry GeorgeHenry George

02 September 1839

Paul SamuelsonPaul Samuelson

15 May 1915

Gary BeckerGary Becker

02 December 1930

Robert SolowRobert Solow

23 August 1924

Harry Max MarkowitzHarry Markowitz

24 August 1927

Kenneth ArrowKenneth Arrow

23 August 1921

Simon KuznetsSimon Kuznets

30 April 1901

Myron ScholesMyron Scholes

01 July 1941

Robert C. MertonRobert C. Merton

31 July 1944

Wassily LeontiefWassily Leontief

05 August 1906

Douglass NorthDouglass North

05 November 1920

James TobinJames Tobin

05 March 1918

Robert Lucas Jr.Robert Lucas Jr.

15 September 1937

Robert FogelRobert Fogel

01 July 1926

William Forsyth SharpeWilliam F. Sharpe

16 June 1934

Theodore William Schultz Theodore Schultz

30 April 1902

Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz

09 February 1943

William VickreyWilliam Vickrey

21 June 1914

Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch

08 January 1867

Daniel Little McFaddenDaniel McFadden

29 July 1937

Lawrence R. KleinLawrence Klein

14 September 1920

Herbert SimonHerbert Simon

15 June 1916

Merton H. MillerMerton H. Miller

16 May 1923

George Joseph StiglerGeorge Joseph Stigler

17 January 1911

Gerard DebreuGerard Debreu

04 July 1921

John Harsanyi John C Harsanyi

29 May 1920

Bernard MadoffBernard Madoff

29 April 1938

Robert McNamaraRobert McNamara

09 June 1916

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell

30 June 1930

Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria

20 January 1964

Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman

28 February 1953

Janet YellenJanet Yellen

13 August 1946

Scott AdamsScott Adams

08 June 1957

Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers

30 November 1954

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor

20 March 1856

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz

09 February 1943

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama

27 October 1952

Jeffrey SachsJeffrey Sachs

05 November 1954

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon

15 June 1916

Benoit MandelbrotBenoit Mandelbrot

20 November 1924

Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin

26 January 1945

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz

22 December 1943

Paul VolckerPaul Volcker

05 September 1927

Thorstein VeblenThorstein Veblen

30 July 1857

Elinor OstromElinor Ostrom

07 August 1933

Robert J. ShillerRobert J. Shiller

29 March 1946

James MillJames Mill

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein

28 September 1930

Eugene FamaEugene Fama

14 February 1939

David D. FriedmanDavid D. Friedman

12 February 1945

Tyler CowenTyler Cowen

21 January 1962

Austan GoolsbeeAustan Goolsbee

18 August 1969

Irving FisherIrving Fisher

27 February 1867

James M. BuchananJames M. Buchanan

03 October 1919

Greg MankiwGreg Mankiw

03 February 1958

George AkerlofGeorge Akerlof

17 June 1940

Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag

16 December 1968

Hyman MinskyHyman Minsky

23 September 1919

Thomas SchellingThomas Schelling

14 April 1921

Bryan CaplanBryan Caplan

08 April 1971

Harry Dexter WhiteHarry Dexter White

09 October 1892

Angus DeatonAngus Deaton

19 October 1945

Stanley FischerStanley Fischer

15 October 1943

Paul Craig RobertsPaul Craig Roberts

03 April 1939

Walt Whitman RostowWalt Whitman Rostow

07 October 1916

Nouriel RoubiniNouriel Roubini

29 March 1958

Deirdre McCloskeyDeirdre McCloskey

11 September 1942

Thomas WoodsThomas Woods

01 August 1972

George StiglerGeorge Stigler

17 January 1911

Warren BennisWarren Bennis

08 March 1925

Mohamed A. El-ErianMohamed A. El-Erian

19 August 1958

David GaleDavid Gale

13 December 1921