Famous Economists from India

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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 member of the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty. Banerjee is a past president of the Bureau for the Research in the Economic Analysis of Development, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, international research fellow of the Kiel Institute, fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

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 the measure of well-being of citizens of developing countries. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 and Bharat Ratna in 1999 for his work in welfare economics. He was also awarded the inaugural Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize in recognition of his work on welfare economics in February 2015 during a reception at the Royal Academy in the UK. He is currently ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 85

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 giant killer in the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011 defeating Asim Dasgupta, the former West Bengal Finance Minister. Mitra previously served as the Secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Eurasia, India, Asia

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 economics, including left Keynesianism. Among Marxists, he is known for his extensive contributions to theories of imperialism and underdevelopment. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 83

Birthplace: Murshidabad, India

Profession: Economist

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

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