Famous British Economists

An economist is a person who studies and develops the theories and concepts of economics. A branch of social science, economics is a wide-ranging field and includes many sub-fields on which an economist studies and makes his references. Economists create, propose and implement policies by understanding the intricacies of the subject. Though this a separate branch of social science, the world has been witness to numerous instances wherein people from various backgrounds such as mathematics, business, political science, law, sociology and even history turn into being prominent economists. Just like every other country in the world, Britain too has a long list of economists who have served for the welfare of the country. The list include names like William Beveridge most famous for his 1942 report Social Insurance and Allied Services, Sir Anthony Tony Atkinson noted for establishing the British field of inequality and poverty, John Hicks well-known for his pioneering on general economic equilibrium theory, James Meade famed for his path breaking contribution to the theory of international trade and capital movements, and the recent Nobel laureate Angus Deaton. Check this segment to find out more about noted and famous British economists, their life, their works, their theories and their analysis.

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 1 John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill
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Famous As: British Philosopher and Civil Servant.
Birthdate: May 20, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: May 8, 1873
Nineteenth-century philosopher John Stuart Mill is best remembered for his work On Liberty, which spoke of personal freedom and "the harm principle.” His The Subjection of Women was one of the first works written by a male author that promoted women's rights. He supported Jeremy Bentham's ethical utilitarianism.

 2 George Osborne

George Osborne
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Famous As: Politician, Economist
Birthdate: May 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
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 3 Thomas Robert Malthus

Thomas Robert Malthus
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Famous As: Political Economist
Birthdate: February 13, 1766
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: December 23, 1834

 4 Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson
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Famous As: Writer, Economic historian, Historian, University teacher, Journalist, Economist
Birthdate: April 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 5 David Ricardo

David Ricardo
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: April 18, 1772
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: September 11, 1823

 6 Alfred Marshall

Alfred Marshall
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: July 26, 1842
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: July 13, 1924

 7 Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: October 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British, American, Scottish
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 8 Emma Georgina Rothschild

Emma Georgina Rothschild
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Famous As: Economic historian, Historian, University teacher, Economist
Birthdate: May 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 9 Evan Davis

Evan Davis
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 10 Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau
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Famous As: Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian, Translator, Writer, Sociologist, Essayist, Feminist
Birthdate: June 12, 1802
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: June 27, 1876

 11 Ronald Coase

Ronald Coase
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: December 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: September 2, 2013

 12 Frank P. Ramsey

Frank P. Ramsey
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Famous As: Mathematician, Philosopher, Economist
Birthdate: February 22, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: January 19, 1930

 13 Arvind Panagariya

Arvind Panagariya
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: September 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 14 Walter Bagehot

Walter Bagehot
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Famous As: Journalist, Economist, Political scientist, Writer, Sociologist
Birthdate: February 3, 1826
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: March 24, 1877

 15 William Beveridge

William Beveridge
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: March 5, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: March 16, 1963

 16 Nicholas Barbon

Nicholas Barbon
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: 1640 AD
Nationality: British
Died: 1698 AD

 17 Harold Laski

Harold Laski
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: March 24, 1950

 18 Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins

Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: November 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: May 15, 1984

 19 E. F. Schumacher

E. F. Schumacher
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Famous As: Economist, Philosopher, Statistician
Birthdate: August 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German, British
Died: September 4, 1977

 20 Joan Robinson

Joan Robinson
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: October 31, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: August 5, 1983

 21 Oliver Hart

Oliver Hart
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: October 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 22 John R Hicks

John Hicks
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: April 8, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: May 20, 1989

 23 William Stanley Jevons

William Stanley Jevons
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: September 1, 1835
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: August 13, 1882

 24 William Whewell

William Whewell
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Famous As: Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Mathematician
Birthdate: May 24, 1794
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: March 6, 1866

 25 William Playfair

William Playfair
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Famous As: Economist, Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician
Birthdate: September 22, 1759
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: February 11, 1823

 26 Tim Harford

Tim Harford
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Famous As: economist, journalist
Birthdate: September 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 27 Antony C. Sutton

Antony C. Sutton
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Famous As: Economist, Engineer, Historian, University teacher
Birthdate: February 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: June 17, 2002

 28 Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf
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Famous As: journalist, economist, university teacher
Birthdate: March 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 29 Arthur Cecil Pigou

Arthur Cecil Pigou
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Famous As: Economist, Paramedic, University teacher
Birthdate: November 18, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: March 7, 1959

 30 William Petty

William Petty
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: May 26, 1623
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: December 16, 1687

 31 Henry Sidgwick

Henry Sidgwick
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 31, 1838
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: August 28, 1900

 32 Angus Maddison

Angus Maddison
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher
Birthdate: December 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: April 24, 2010

 33 Richard Henry Tawney

Richard Henry Tawney
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: November 30, 1880
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: January 16, 1962

 34 Kenneth E. Boulding

Kenneth E. Boulding
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher, Philosopher, Author, Poet
Birthdate: January 18, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British, American
Died: March 18, 1993

 35 Arnold Toynbee

Arnold Toynbee
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: August 23, 1852
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: March 9, 1883

 36 Howard Davies

Howard Davies
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Famous As: economist
Birthdate: February 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 37 Christopher A. Pissarides

Christopher A. Pissarides
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher
Birthdate: February 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Cypriot, British

 38 James Wilson

James Wilson
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: June 3, 1805
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: August 11, 1860

 39 Edward Gibbon Wakefield

Edward Gibbon Wakefield
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Famous As: British colonial administrator
Birthdate: March 20, 1796
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: May 16, 1862

 40 Margaret Hassan

Margaret Hassan
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: April 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: November 8, 2004

 41 James Mirrlees

Sir James A. Mirrlees
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: July 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 42 Francis Ysidro Edgeworth

Francis Ysidro Edgeworth
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Famous As: Economist, Statistician, Lawyer, Mathematician
Birthdate: February 8, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Irish, British
Died: February 13, 1926

 43 Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz
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Famous As: Economist, Journalist
Birthdate: September 24, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 44 Thomas Chalmers

Thomas Chalmers
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Famous As: Mathematician, Theologian, Writer, University teacher, Economist
Birthdate: March 17, 1780
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: May 30, 1847

 45 Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield

Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: July 13, 1859
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: October 13, 1947

 46 Sir Clive William John Granger

Sir Clive William John Granger
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Famous As: Academic
Birthdate: September 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: May 27, 2009

 47 James Meade

James Meade
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: December 22, 1995

 48 John Neville Keynes

John Neville Keynes
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: August 31, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: November 15, 1949

 49 Thomas Mun

Thomas Mun
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 17, 1571
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: July 21, 1641

 50 Edward George, Baron George

Edward George, Baron George
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Famous As: British economist and banker
Birthdate: September 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: April 18, 2009