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.