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This list of notable or famous economists from India includes bios and photos of the top economists born in India, along with some popular economists who immigrated to India. You might also be interested in famous Indian bankers and celebrities who majored in economics. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian 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 India is included, information such as age, birthplace, and specialty.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Manmohan Singh and Amartya Sen. Featuring female Indian economists and more, this list has it all. 

This economists from India list can answer the questions "Who are some Indian economists of note?" and "Who are the most famous economists from India?" These prominent economists of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian economists, whether they're historical figures or economists today. Use this list of renowned Indian economists to discover some new doctors of economics and economical ideas you weren't familiar with before.

Abhijit Banerjee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Economists from India
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Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is an Indian economist. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Banerjee is a co-founder of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a research affiliate of Innovations for Poverty Action, and a ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Kolkata, India

Profession: Professor, Economist

Schools: Jawaharlal Nehru University, Harvard University

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Amartya Sen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Economists from India
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Amartya Kumar Sen is a Bangladeshi-born Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indexes of ...more

Age: 83

Birthplace: Santiniketan, India

Profession: Professor, Scientist, Economist, Philosopher

Schools: Presidency College, Kolkata, University of Cambridge, University of Calcutta, Visva-Bharati University, + more

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Amit Mitra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Economists from India
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Amit Mitra is an Indian economist and politician representing All India Trinamool Congress and the current Finance,Commerce & Industries Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal. He is the incumbent MLA in the West Bengal state assembly from the Khardaha state assembly constituency. Cited as a ...more

Birthplace: India

Profession: Politician, Screenwriter, Economist, Film Director

Schools: Duke University, Presidency College^! Kolkata, Delhi School of Economics

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Amiya Kumar Bagchi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Economists from India
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Amiya Kumar Bagchi is a distinguished Indian political economist. His contributions have spanned economic history, the economics of industrialisation and deindustrialisation, and development studies from an overall Marxist perspective, incorporating insights from other schools of radical political ...more

Age: 81

Birthplace: Murshidabad, India

Profession: Economist

Schools: Presidency College, Kolkata, University of Calcutta, Trinity College, Cambridge

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