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TRENDING List of Famous Economists

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List of famous economists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top economists in the world? This includes the most prominent economists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable economists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic economists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned economists.

List people include Alan Greenspan, Vladimir Lenin and many additional people as well.

From reputable, prominent, and well known economists to the lesser known economists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the economist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous economists ever?" and "What are the names of famous economists?" then you're in the right place. 
Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Economists
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Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States from 2006 to 2014. During his tenure as chairman, Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve's response to the late-2000s financial ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Professor, Economist, Banker

Credits: American Casino, 60 Minutes, The Bubble, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Alan Greenspan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Economists
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Alan Greenspan is an American economist. ...more

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Age: 91

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Scientist, Economist Consultant

Credits: Who Is Cenk Uygur?, I.O.U.S.A., The Young Turks, The Men Who Built America

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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Economists
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Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later, he entered the entertainment field and became an actor, comedian, and Emmy ...more

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Age: 72

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Profession: Commentator, Financial adviser, Author, Actor Writer, + more

Credits: Win Ben Stein's Money, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Casper

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John Maynard Keynes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Economists
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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: East of England, Eurasia, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Cambridge, + more

Profession: Politician, Investor, Economist

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Friedrich Engels is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Economists
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Friedrich Engels was a German social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, together with Karl Marx. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working Class in England, based on personal observations and research in Manchester. In 1848 he co-authored The ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1820-1895)

Birthplace: Wuppertal, Germany

Profession: Author, Economist, Philosopher

Credits: Too Early, Too Late

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Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Economists
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Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, and the founder of the Federalist Party, the world's first ...more

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Age: Died at 47 (1757-1804)

Birthplace: Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Profession: Politician, Author, Economist, Financier Lawyer

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Grover Norquist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Economists
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Grover Glenn Norquist is an American political advocate who is founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that opposes all tax increases and a co-founder of the Islamic Free Market Institute. A libertarian-leaning Republican, he is the primary promoter of the "Taxpayer ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Author, Strategist, Economist

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Aung San Suu Kyi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Economists
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Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% of the seats in Parliament . She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the ...more

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Age: 71

Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar

Profession: Pacifist, Civil rights activist, Politician, Democracy activist Economist, + more

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