Economists

An economist is a person who has studied and is well versed with the policies and practices in the field of economics. Not only are these people well versed with the intricacies of economics but are also the very people who create, propose and even implement certain policies that are designed to better serve they work for. The sectors where they are found generally include the private sector and the public sector or the government sector. While most colleges offer courses in the study of economics, which can take up to 6 years to complete, there have been instances where some of the most notable economists come for backgrounds that may vary from mathematics to sociology and even history. The field of economics even has Nobel Prize associated with it. The list of Nobel laureates in economics include names like Amartya Sen, who got it for his work on welfare economics, Daniel Kahneman, who got the award for his work with the integration of learning’s from phycology into economic science and Elinor Ostrom who was awarded this prestigious honour for her work in the field of economic governance. What follows is a collection of the biographies, including the life story, trivia, interesting facts and timelines, of some such famous economists.
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 1 Karl Marx

Karl Marx
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 5, 1818
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Prussian
Died: March 14, 1883

Karl Marx, the philosopher, economist, political theorist and socialist revolutionary, is best-known for the 1848 pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto and the three-volume Das Kapital. His theories, called Marxism, maintained that class conflict leads to the development of human societies and that internal tension were inherent in capitalism, which would ultimately be replaced by the socialist mode of production.

 2 Vallabhbhai Patel

Vallabhbhai Patel
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Economist
Birthdate: October 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: December 15, 1950
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 3 Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

One of the few personalities known for his disdain of self-promotion, Thomas Sowell is an important American social theorist and economist. Over the years, he has played a prominent role working as a faculty member of many prestigious universities, such as the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Cornell University

 4 Subramanian Swamy

Subramanian Swamy
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Author
Birthdate: September 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
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 5 Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

The 13th Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh became the first Sikh in office when he took office in 2004. A prominent economist and academic, he held several key posts in the Government of India in the 1970s and 1980s. Known for his humility, he  has been described by the media as "one of the world's most revered leaders."

 6 Adam Smith

Adam Smith
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Famous As: Economist and Philosopher
Birthdate: June 16, 1723
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Scottish
Died: July 17, 1790
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 7 Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman
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Famous As: Economist, Statistician
Birthdate: July 31, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: November 16, 2006
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 8 John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: April 21, 1946
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 9 Max Weber

Maximilian Carl Emil Weber
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: April 21, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: June 14, 1920

 10 Robert Reich

Robert Reich
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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 11 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

 12 Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen
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Famous As: Economist & Philosopher
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 13 Peter Navarro

Peter Navarro
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: July 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 14 Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria
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Famous As: Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Writer, Economist
Birthdate: January 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 15 Alan Greenspan

Alan Greenspan
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Famous As: American economist
Birthdate: March 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 16 Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg
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Famous As: Marxist Theorist
Birthdate: March 5, 1871
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German, Polish
Died: January 15, 1919
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 17 Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman
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Famous As: Columnist, Economist, Essayist, Blogger, University teacher, Actor, Pundit, Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: February 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 18 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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Famous As: Diplomat, Economist
Birthdate: June 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nigerian

 19 Scott Adams

Scott Adams
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Famous As: Comics artist, Economist, Journalist
Birthdate: June 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 20 Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan
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Famous As: Adviser
Birthdate: February 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 21 António de Oliveira Salazar

António de Oliveira Salazar
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Famous As: Former Acting President of Portugal
Birthdate: April 28, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Portuguese
Died: July 27, 1970

 22 Daniel Kahneman

David Kahneman
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Famous As: American-Israeli psychologist
Birthdate: March 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Israeli, American

 23 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

 24 Thabo Mbeki

Thabo Mbeki
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Famous As: Politician, Economist
Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: South African

 25 Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit Banerjee
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: February 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian, American

 26 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

 27 Auguste Comte

Auguste Comte
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: January 19, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: September 5, 1857

 28 Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama
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Famous As: Writer, Political scientist, Blogger, Economist
Birthdate: October 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 29 Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde
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Famous As: Economist, Lawyer, Diplomat, Politician, Synchronized swimmer, Banker
Birthdate: January 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French

 30 Li Keqiang

Li Keqiang
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Famous As: Politician, Economist
Birthdate: July 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality:

 31 Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: December 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 32 Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: November 5, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 33 Viktor Yanukovych

Viktor Yanukovych
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Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Ukrainian

 34 Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: May 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Argentinian, Dutch

 35 Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher, Science writer, Non-fiction writer, Professor, Critic, Writer, Scientist
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 36 Carlos Salinas de Gortari

Carlos Salinas de Gortari
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: April 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Mexican

 37 Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher
Birthdate: May 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French

 38 Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Professor, Non-fiction writer, University teacher
Birthdate: March 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Australian, Greek

 39 Frederick Winslow Taylor

Frederick Winslow Taylor
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Famous As: Tennis player, Engineer, Economist, Golfer, Management consultant, Mechanical engineer, Lecturer, Writer
Birthdate: March 20, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 21, 1915

 40 Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab
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Famous As: Economist, Educationist, University teacher
Birthdate: March 30, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German

 41 Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises
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Famous As: Economist, Philosopher, Sociologist
Birthdate: September 29, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Austrian
Died: October 10, 1973

 42 Vicente Fox

Vicente Fox
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Famous As: Politician, Economist
Birthdate: July 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Mexican

 43 Lawrence Summers

Lawrence Summers
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: November 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 44 Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond
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Famous As: Economist, Politician
Birthdate: December 31, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 45 Viktor Yushchenko

Viktor Yushchenko
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Banker
Birthdate: February 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Ukrainian

 46 Simone Weil

Simone Weil
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Famous As: Philosopher, mystic and social activist
Birthdate: February 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: August 24, 1943

 47 Mark Carney

Mark Carney
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: March 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, Irish, British

 48 David Ricardo

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

 49 Joseph Schumpeter

Joseph Schumpeter
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: February 8, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Austrian, Czech
Died: January 8, 1950

 50 William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: December 17, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Canadian
Died: July 22, 1950
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