Famous Polish Economists

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Rosa Luxemburg
(Revolutionary Socialist, Marxist Philosopher & Anti-War Activist)
Rosa Luxemburg
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Birthdate: March 5, 1871
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zamosc, Poland
Died: January 15, 1919
Polish Marxist and socialist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg was a member of parties such as the SPD, the USPD, and the KPD. Luxemburg was an anti-war activist and taught economics and Marxism at SPD's Berlin training center. She was assassinated by the Freikorps troops during the German Revolution
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Carl Menger
(Economist, University teacher)
Carl Menger
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Birthdate: February 23, 1840
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nowy Sącz
Died: February 26, 1921

Carl Menger made significant contributions to the marginal utility theory and the subjective theory of value. Born to a lawyer father, he too studied law and also worked as a journalist for a while. He later taught at the University of Vienna and also established the Austrian School of economics.

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Mateusz Morawiecki
(Prime Minister of Poland)
Mateusz Morawiecki
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Birthdate: June 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland

Mateusz Morawiecki is a Polish historian, economist, and politician. The current Prime Minister of Poland, Morawiecki has also held other important positions; between 2015 and 2018, he served as the Minister of Development as well as the Minister of Finance. Mateusz Morawiecki also served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland from 2015 to 2017.

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Janusz Korwin-Mikke
(Politician, Bridge player, Economist, Journalist, Esperantist)
Janusz Korwin-Mikke
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Birthdate: October 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw

Janusz Korwin-Mikke is a Polish politician, author, and paleolibertarian. He is credited with founding the Eurosceptic and right-wing libertarian political party Wolność. Counted among the most controversial politicians of his time, Korwin-Mikke is known for his absurd remarks and allegations. Janusz Korwin-Mikke became a member of the Sejm in 2019.

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Ferdinand Lassalle
(Writer, Politician, Economist, Lawyer, Philosopher)
Ferdinand Lassalle
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Birthdate: April 11, 1825
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wrocław
Died: August 31, 1864

Enamoured by the ideas of French and German philosophers, Ferdinand Lassalle initially aspired to be a lecturer. He later joined the socialist cause and spearheaded Germany’s social democratic movement. He also introduced terms such as the iron law of wages and concepts such as Lassallism, or achieving socialist ideals through the state.

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Leonid Hurwicz
(Mathematician, Economist)
Leonid Hurwicz
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Birthdate: August 21, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: June 24, 2008

Born in Moscow, Polish economist Leonid Hurwicz initially studied law but fled to the US during World War II. He was later associated with the MIT, among other prestigious institutes, and won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his pioneering contribution to the mechanism design theory.

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Reinhard Selten
(Economist)
Reinhard Selten
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Birthdate: October 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: August 23, 2016

Reinhard Selten was a German economist known for his work in bounded rationality. Regarded as one of the founding fathers of experimental economics, he was the founder of the BonnEconLab, a laboratory for experimental economic research. Along with John Harsanyi and John Nash, he was jointly awarded the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. 

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Leszek Balcerowicz
(Deputy Prime Minister of Poland (1989–1991, 1997–2001))
Leszek Balcerowicz
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Birthdate: January 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lipno, Poland
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Oskar R. Lange
(Economist)
Oskar R. Lange
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Birthdate: July 27, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tomaszów, Poland
Died: October 2, 1965
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Jacob Mincer
(Economist)
Jacob Mincer
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Birthdate: July 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland
Died: August 20, 2006
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Władysław Grabski
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Birthdate: July 7, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Borów, Poland
Died: March 1, 1938
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Sławomir Skrzypek
(Economist, Banker)
Sławomir Skrzypek
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Birthdate: May 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Katowice
Died: April 10, 2010
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Sławomir Szwedowski
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Birthdate: April 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Poland
Died: March 21, 2000