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Amartya Sen
(Indian Philosopher, Economist and Winner of 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences)
Amartya Sen
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Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India
Indian economist Amartya Sen was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory. Sen is known for his development of more sophisticated measures of poverty, and also for his work on the causes and prevention of famines. He is considered an important contemporary liberal thinker for his views about the nature and primacy of liberty. 
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Raghuram Rajan
(Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India)
Raghuram Rajan
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Birthdate: February 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Raghuram Rajan is an Indian economist who served as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 2013 to 2016. He also served as the 15th Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India. For his significant contribution in the field of economics, Raghuram Rajan was honored with the Fischer Black Prize by the American Finance Association in 2003.

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Subramanian Swamy
(Economist, Politician, Author)
Subramanian Swamy
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Birthdate: September 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mylapore

Indian politician Subramanian Swamy, who is a BJP MP, has also been the president of the Janata Party earlier. Known for his far-right views, he was previously a professor economics at IIT, Delhi. He boasts of a PhD from Harvard and has penned several books, such as Terrorism in India.

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Urjit Patel
(24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (2016 -2018))
Urjit Patel
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Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Urjit Patel is an Indian economist. From 2016 to 2018, he served as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. In 2018, he resigned stating personal reasons. He also became the fifth governor to have resigned before the completion of his term. Urjit Patel is the recipient of Yale University’s Wilbur Cross Medal. 

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Bimal Jalan
(Economist, Politician)
Bimal Jalan
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Birthdate: August 17, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rajgarh

Bimal Jalan is an Indian economist and politician. From 1997 to 2003, Jalan served as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. A respected economist, he also served as the seventh Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India.

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Bibek Debroy
(Indian Economist and Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India)
Bibek Debroy
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Birthdate: January 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Bibek Debroy is a well-respected Indian economist who has has made significant contributions to game theory, economic theory, income and social inequalities, law reforms and railway reforms. A former member of NITI Aayog, the think tank of the Indian Government, he currently serves as the Chairman of the PM's Economic Council. Author of several books and papers, he has been awarded Padma Shri by Government of India.

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Kaushik Basu
(Economist)
Kaushik Basu
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Birthdate: January 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata
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Jagdish Bhagwati
(Economist)
Jagdish Bhagwati
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Birthdate: July 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai

A forceful advocate of free trade and economic globalization, Jagdish Bhagwati is an India-born American economist, known for his contributions to the theory of international trade and economic development. Especially opposed the inclusion of labor and environmental standards in free-trade agreements, he has authored numerous articles and books, which include Free Trade Today (2002) and In Defense of Globalization (2004).

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Jean Drèze
(Economist, Social scientist)
Jean Drèze
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Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Belgium
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Swaminathan Aiyar
(Indian Economist, Journalist, and Columnist)
Swaminathan Aiyar
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Birthdate: October 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India

Apart from being the elder brother of Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, Swaminathan Aiyar is also a renowned journalist and economist. He is known for his association with The Economic Times and The Times of India, especially for his popular column Swaminomics in the latter. He also manages the Mukundan Charitable Trust.