Women Economists

Throughout history, there have been many women economists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female economists such as Rosa Luxemburg, Simone Weil, Emily Greene Balch, Emma Georgina Rothschild, Ester Boserup.The women economists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 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

 2 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

 3 Hina Rabbani Khar

Hina Rabbani Khar
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Famous As: Diplomat, Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist
Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Pakistani

 4 Anita Bose Pfaff

Anita Bose Pfaff
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: November 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
Anita Bose Pfaff is an economist and the only daughter of Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his Austrian wife/companion Emilie Schenkl. Anita was just 4 months old when Netaji left them to fight against the British with Japan’s help. Anita was singlehandedly raised by Emilie.

 5 Esther Duflo

Esther Duflo
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Famous As: American-French Economist
Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French, American

Esther Duflo is a French–American economist. She is credited with co-founding the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a global research center that works towards reducing poverty worldwide. In 2019, she shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Michael Kremer and Abhijit Banerjee for their efforts to reduce poverty.

 6 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
Paris-born philosopher and activist Simone Weil could speak in Sanskrit and Greek as a student. Called The Martian by her classmates, due to her peculiar nature, she died of cardiac failure at 34, refusing to eat more than the people of German-occupied France, in spite of being diagnosed with tuberculosis. 

 7 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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

Kristalina Georgieva
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Famous As: Managing Director of the IMF
Birthdate: August 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Bulgarian

Bulgarian environmental economist Kristalina Georgieva, the MD of IMF, believes developed nations should help low-income countries to prevent the Great Divergence. Her career boasts of a stint at the World Bank Group. She made it to the 2020 Time 100 and was named the European of the Year in 2010.

 9 Elinor Ostrom

Elinor Ostrom
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Famous As: Economist, Political scientist, University teacher
Birthdate: August 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: June 12, 2012

 10 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

 11 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

 12 Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: February 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Zambian

 13 Sahra Wagenknecht

Sahra Wagenknecht
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Famous As: Politician, Economist, Non-fiction writer, Journalist
Birthdate: July 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German

 14 Deirdre McCloskey

Deirdre McCloskey
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Famous As: Economist, Professor, Teacher
Birthdate: September 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 15 Tansu Çiller

Tansu Çiller
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Famous As: Prime Minister, Economist
Birthdate: May 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Turkish

 16 Joan Robinson

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

 17 Ester Boserup

Ester Boserup
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: May 18, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Danish
Died: September 24, 1999

 18 Ingrida Šimonytė

Ingrida Šimonytė
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: November 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Lithuanian

 19 Judith Martin

Judith Martin
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Famous As: Economist, Journalist
Birthdate: September 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 20 Christina Romer

Christina  Romer
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher
Birthdate: December 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 21 Christiane Taubira

Christiane Taubira
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Famous As: Politician, Economist
Birthdate: February 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French

 22 Ellen Swallow Richards

Ellen Swallow Richards
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Famous As: Chemist, University teacher, Economist
Birthdate: December 3, 1842
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 30, 1911

 23 Édith Cresson

Édith Cresson
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat, Economist
Birthdate: January 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French

 24 Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Sri Mulyani Indrawati
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, University teacher
Birthdate: August 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indonesian

 25 Elvira Nabiullina

Elvira Nabiullina
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Banker
Birthdate: October 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Russian

 26 Siv Jensen

Siv Jensen
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Famous As: Politician, Economist
Birthdate: June 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Norwegian

 27 Christina H. Paxson

Christina H. Paxson
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: February 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 28 Margaret Hassan

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

 29 Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Rosabeth Moss Kanter
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: March 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 30 Anna Schwartz

Anna Schwartz
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: November 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: June 21, 2012

 31 Noreena Hertz

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

 32 Susan Athey

Susan Athey
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: November 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 33 Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch
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Famous As: Social Activist
Birthdate: January 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: January 9, 1961

 34 Bogolo Joy Kenewendo

Bogolo Joy Kenewendo
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Famous As: Economist, Politician
Birthdate: 1987 AD
Nationality: Botswanan

 35 Edith Abbott

Edith Abbott
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: September 26, 1876
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: July 28, 1957

 36 Sophonisba Breckinridge

Sophonisba Breckinridge
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: April 1, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: July 30, 1948

 37 Marjorie Husted

Marjorie Husted
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: April 2, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: December 23, 1986

 38 Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth

Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: May 23, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: May 31, 1981

 39 Eleanor Lansing Dulles

Eleanor Lansing Dulles
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: October 30, 1996

 40 Mollie Orshansky

Mollie Orshansky
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: January 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 18, 2006

 41 Sylvia Porter

Sylvia Porter
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: June 5, 1991

 42 Barbara Bergmann

Barbara Bergmann
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: July 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: April 5, 2015

 43 Mary Jane Latsis

Mary Jane Latsis
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: October 29, 1997

 44 Laura Raffo

Laura Raffo
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Uruguayan

 45 Beatrice Webb

Beatrice Webb
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: January 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: April 30, 1943

 46 Azucena Arbeleche

Azucena Arbeleche
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Uruguayan

 47 Yekaterina Kuskova

Yekaterina Kuskova
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: December 5, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: December 22, 1958

 48 Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: August 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 49 Hind Khoury

Hind Khoury
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Palestinian

 50 Eveline M. Burns

Eveline M. Burns
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: March 16, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British, American
Died: September 2, 1985