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Famous Economists from England

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List of notable or famous economists from England, with bios and photos, including the top economists born in England and even some popular economists who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English economists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These economists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known economist from England is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including John Maynard Keynes and Sir John Richard Hicks.

This historic economists from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English economists of note?" and "Who are the most famous economists from England?" These prominent economists of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English economists.

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    Amelia Fletcher, OBE is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and economist.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Economist, Singer
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    Arthur Cecil Pigou
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    Arthur Cecil Pigou was an English economist. As a teacher and builder of the school of economics at the University of Cambridge, he trained and influenced many Cambridge economists who went on to fill chairs of economics around the world. His work covered various fields of economics, particularly ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1877-1959)
    • Birthplace: Ryde, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Economist
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    Arthur Lewis
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    Sir William Arthur Lewis was a Saint Lucian economist well known for his contributions in the field of economic development. In 1979 he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1915-1991)
    • Birthplace: Castries, Saint Lucia
    • Profession: Economist
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    Albert Bernard Hollowood was an English writer, cartoonist and economist. He was editor of the humorous weekly magazine Punch from 1957 to 1968.more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1910-1981)
    • Profession: Journalist, Economist
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    Charles Purdom
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    Charles Benjamin Purdom, usually credited as C. B. Purdom, was a British author, drama critic, town planner, and economist. He was one of the pioneers and founders of the first garden cities, Letchworth and Welwyn Garden City, the latter of which he was appointed Finance Director between 1919–1928. He ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1883-1965)
    • Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
    • Profession: Author, Economist, Critic
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    Christopher Freeman

    Christopher Freeman was an English economist, the founder and first director of Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Sussex, and one of the most eminent researchers in innovation studies, modern Kondratiev wave and business cycle theorists. Freeman contributed substantially to the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1921-2010)
    • Profession: Economist
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    Sir Dennis Holme Robertson was an English economist who taught at Cambridge and London Universities.more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1890-1963)
    • Birthplace: Lowestoft, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Economist
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    Edward Miliband
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    Edward Samuel "Ed" Miliband is a British Labour Party politician, currently the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition. He has been the Member of Parliament for Doncaster North since 2005 and served in the Cabinet from 2007 to 2010 under Prime Minister Gordon Brown. He and his brother, ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: St Pancras, London, London, England
    • Profession: Politician, Journalist, Economist
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    Emma Georgina Rothschild, CMG is a British economic historian who is a Professor of History at Harvard University. She is also the director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics at Harvard University and an honorary Professor of History and Economics at the University of Cambridge. She is a ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Historian, Economist
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    G. D. H. Cole
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    George Douglas Howard Cole was an English political theorist, economist, writer and historian. As a libertarian socialist he was a long-time member of the Fabian Society and an advocate for the Co-operative movement. He and his wife Margaret Cole together wrote many popular detective stories, featuring ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1889-1959)
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Author, Economist
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    Harold Joseph Laski was a British political theorist, economist, author, and lecturer. He was active in politics and served as the chairman of the British Labour Party during 1945–1946, and was a professor at the London School of Economics from 1926 to 1950. He first promoted pluralism, emphasising the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1893-1950)
    • Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Politician, Professor, Scientist, Economist
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    Israel Meir Kirzner is an American economist closely identified with the Austrian School.more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Economist, Writer
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    Jenny Scott is an English journalist and economist, currently an advisor to the Governor of the Bank of England.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: England
    • Profession: Journalist, Economist, Presenter
    • Credits: Daily Politics
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    John Bowring
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    Sir John Bowring, KCB was an English political economist, traveller, miscellaneous writer, polyglot, and the 4th Governor of Hong Kong.more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1792-1872)
    • Birthplace: Exeter, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Economist
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    John Maynard Keynes
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    John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, CB, FBA, was a British economist whose ideas have fundamentally affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics and informed the economic policies of governments. He built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles, and he is ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1883-1946)
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Politician, Investor, Economist
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    John William Ward

    John William Ward is an economist, an opera administrator and trade union leader who served as General Secretary of the First Division Association from 1980 to 1988. He was educated at Oundle School, Corpus Christi College, Oxford and the University of East Anglia.more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Profession: Economist
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    Josiah Child
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    Sir Josiah Child, 1st Baronet was an English merchant and politician. He was an economist proponent of mercantilism and governor of the East India Company.more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1630-1699)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, + more
    • Profession: Economist
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    Lionel Charles Robbins, Baron Robbins, CH CB FBA was a British economist and head of the economics department at the London School of Economics. He is known for his proposed definition of economics, and for his instrumental efforts in shifting Anglo-Saxon economics from its Marshallian direction.more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1898-1984)
    • Birthplace: Sipson, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Economist
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    Professor Lyndhurst Falkiner Giblin DSO MC was an Australian statistician and economist. He led a colourful life; he was an unsuccessful gold prospector, played rugby union for England, and fought in the First World War.more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1872-1951)
    • Birthplace: Hobart, Australia
    • Profession: Mathematician, Economist
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    Martin Wolf, CBE is a British journalist, widely considered to be one of the world's most influential writers on economics. He is the associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times.more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Editor, Commentator, Journalist, Economist, Writer
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