American Female Economists

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Elinor Ostrom
(Economist, Political scientist, University teacher)
Elinor Ostrom
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Birthdate: August 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: June 12, 2012
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
(Nigerian-American Economist Who Has Served in Several Ministerial Positions in Nigeria)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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Birthdate: June 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ogwashi Ukwu, Nigeria
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-American economist and political figure. She served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2006 before serving as the Coordinating Minister for the Economy of Nigeria from 17 August 2011 to 29 May 2015. Ngozi also served as the Minister of Finance on two separate occasions; from 2003 to 2006 and again from 2011 to 2015.
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Esther Duflo
(American-French Economist)
Esther Duflo
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Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

Esther Duflo is a French–American economist. She is credited with co-founding the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a global research center that works towards reducing poverty worldwide. In 2019, she shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Michael Kremer and Abhijit Banerjee for their efforts to reduce poverty.

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Janet Yellen
(First Woman to Hold the Post of the United States Secretary of the Treasury)
Janet Yellen
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Birthdate: August 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Economist Janet Yellen has had an illustrious career as an academic and researcher, and has taught at Harvard University and other reputed institutes. After chairing the Federal Reserve for 4 years, she is now the United States Secretary of the Treasury. She is married to Nobel-winning economist George Akerlof.

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Mariana Mazzucato
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Birthdate: June 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Award-winning economist and University College London professor Mariana Mazzucato was born to a physicist father in Italy. She has also held academic posts at institutes such as the University of Sussex. She is best known for her research on economic innovation and has penned books such as The Entrepreneurial State.

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Deirdre McCloskey
(Economist, Professor, Teacher)
Deirdre McCloskey
3
Birthdate: September 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ann Arbor
 7 
Anna Schwartz
(Economist)
Anna Schwartz
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 21, 2012
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Judith Martin
(Economist, Journalist)
Judith Martin
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Birthdate: September 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Christina Romer
(Economist, University teacher)
Christina  Romer
2
Birthdate: December 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alton
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Ellen Swallow Richards
(Chemist, University teacher, Economist)
Ellen Swallow Richards
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Birthdate: December 3, 1842
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dunstable
Died: March 30, 1911
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Christina H. Paxson
2
Birthdate: February 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States
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Susan Athey
(Economist)
Susan Athey
1
Birthdate: November 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Barbara Bergmann
(Economist)
Barbara Bergmann
1
Birthdate: July 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: April 5, 2015
 14 
Emily Greene Balch
(Central Leader of the 'Women's International League for Peace and Freedom' and Winner of 1946 Nobel Peace Prize)
Emily Greene Balch
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Birthdate: January 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston
Died: January 9, 1961

Emily Greene Balch was an American sociologist, economist, and pacifist. She is best remembered for her work to deal with social issues like child labor, poverty, and immigration. She also worked towards reducing juvenile delinquency and uplifting poor immigrants. In 1946, Emily Greene Balch was honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter
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Birthdate: March 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Edith Abbott
(Economist)
Edith Abbott
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Birthdate: September 26, 1876
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Died: July 28, 1957
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Marjorie Husted
(Businesswoman)
Marjorie Husted
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Birthdate: April 2, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 23, 1986
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Mollie Orshansky
(Economist)
Mollie Orshansky
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Birthdate: January 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: December 18, 2006
Eleanor Lansing Dulles
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Birthdate: June 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Watertown, New York, United States
Died: October 30, 1996
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Sylvia Porter
(Economist)
Sylvia Porter
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Birthdate: June 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Patchogue, New York, United States
Died: June 5, 1991
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Mary Jane Latsis
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Birthdate: July 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: United States
Died: October 29, 1997
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Eveline M. Burns
(American Economist and Educator Best Known for Her Role in Creating U.S. Social Security Policy)
Eveline M. Burns
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Birthdate: March 16, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 2, 1985

Eveline M. Burns was a British-American economist, writer, and instructor who was a member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Committee on Economic Security. She became a  professor of social work at Columbia University in 1928. In the 1950s, she served as vice-president and president of the American Economic Association and held various posts in the National Conference on Social Welfare.